Dr. Malia Hoffmann

Financial Educator, Volunteer, Air Force Reserve Captain & Financial Literacy Advocate

Malia Hoffmann

Personal Notes

My passion for learning started young. I knew I always wanted to be an educator. I have dedicated my career to teaching and learning and have never considered another career. I am living my dream.



Dr. Malia Hoffmann has been a lifelong educator. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Middle School education and began teaching middle school, cross-curricular subjects, while integrating technology to keep her students motivated. While teaching middle school she earned her Master’s Degree in Educational Technology and began adjuncting for Marian University. After a year of teaching as an adjunct she took a full time position with the university and began pursuing her doctorate degree in learning technologies from Pepperdine University. At Pepperdine University she completed her dissertation on how undergraduate students and faculty use mobile devices for learning using the technological, pedagogical, and content knowledge (TPACK) framework.

Malia has also shares her expertise by presenting at national and international conferences around the country to include SITE, ISTE, FETC, and CUE. She has also worked as a pedagogical consultant for National Financial Educators Council providing feedback and recommendation in the online learning environment.

In addition to educating she is also a servant leader. She volunteers and serves on the Orange County CUE board of directors planning and providing professional development for educators in the area. Dr. Hoffmann also volunteers tutoring homeless children at the Village of Hope in Tustin weekly. She has also co-founded and worked as the technology and grant director for a domestic abuse shelter in Waupaca County, WI. And finally, Malia serves her country as a Captain in the Air Force Reserve as a logistics readiness officer.

Malia’s experience in teaching and technology spans over many years. Her research experience, interests, and expertise are in the areas of TPACK, mobile learning, technology coaching, and emerging technologies. She has recently worked as the program coordinator and assistant professor in the Master’s in Educational Technology program at Concordia University Irvine, and has since moved on to develop and teach courses as an assistant professor at the California State University, Fullerton.