Marvin Hoffman is the associate director of the University of Chicago Urban Teacher Education Program (UChicago UTEP) and often serves as a UChicago UTEP course instructor and field supervisor. He leads the program's Academic and Soul Strands of the Foundations of Education Sequence. Hoffman was also the founding director of the University of Chicago Charter School North Kenwood/Oakland campus.
Hoffman boasts an extensive teaching career that spans over forty years and encompasses pre-school through graduate school instruction. Prior to teaching in Chicago, Hoffman taught in numerous states, including Mississippi, New York, New Hampshire, Vermont and Texas. He is the author of multiple books including Vermont Diary; Chasing Hellhounds: A Teacher Learns from his Students; and You Won't Remember Me: The Schoolboys of Barbiana Speak to Today.
Hoffman received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Harvard University.