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.