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College of Natural Resources









Dr Alistair Smith

alistair [at]


Chad M. Hoffman

401 Course Instructor

Department of Forest Resources
College of Natural Resources
University of Idaho

Email: chadh (at)
Phone: 208-885-7115



Chad Hoffman joined the Department of Forest Resources in 2006 as an instructor funded in part by the Joint Fire Sciences Program and the Idaho State Board of Education to develop and coordinate a series of online courses for fire management personnel. In 2005, Chad received a MS in forestry from the School of Forestry at Northern Arizona University, which followed from a BS from the same school in 2003. Prior to forestry, Chad received an AS degree in Nuclear Engineering Technology from the Three Rivers Technical College in 2000. Chad Hoffman has a wide and varied career. Currently he serves as an instructor conducting extension and dissemination of forest and fire research to fire management personnel. Prior to this position, however, he has worked as a Biological Technician for Region 3 Aviation and Fire Management section of the USDA Forest Service and as both a Chemistry and Marine Biologist  Technician for the Millstone Nuclear Power Plant.

In addition to teaching and extension, Chad Hoffman is also an enthusiastic researcher of the impacts of Dwarf Mistletoe on fire behavior.

University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, 83844