1983 Ph.D. New York University. Dept. of Communication Arts and Sciences. School of Education, Health, Nursing, and Arts Professions.
1977 M.A. New York University. Dept. of Cinema Studies. Graduate School of Arts & Science.
1968 M.F.A. New York University. Dept. of Motion Picture Production. School of the Arts.
Professor, Department of Communication:. Courses taught include: Still Photography, Introduction to Computer Graphics, Digital Photography, Introduction to Multimedia, and Visual Theory and Technique for Organizational Communications (graduate course).
2013 $6000 Equipment grant from Canon, Inc. Six professional inkjet printers.
2003 Seton Hall University, Teaching Learning Technology Center Innovation Grant.
1989 & 1996 Seton Hall University Research Council grants for developing technical skills in computer-mediated photography and multimedia.
1986 New Jersey Computers in Curricula grant continuation ($85,000). Additional funds used to expand the instructional capabilities of the computer graphics laboratory.
1984 New Jersey Computers in Curricula grant ($135,000) for the establishment of a Computer Graphics Laboratory at Seton Hall University. Designed a multi-station, microcomputer facility to allow Communication, Art, and Business students to study the application of computer graphics in their respective areas.
1993-95Interim Chairperson Dept. of Communication, Seton Hall University
1972 to Present. Motion Picture and Still Photographer.
1971 Motion Picture Film Editor, W&W Films Incorporated, New York.
1970 Motion Picture Director/Producer/Writer, Dept. of Defense Combat Motion Picture News Team, Vietnam.
1969 Officer-In-Charge II Corps Photographic & Audio Visual Center, Pleiku, Vietnam.
1968 Director/Assistant Director/Unit Manager. Army Pictorial Center, Long Island City, NY
1967 Associate Producer, Channel 13, WNET-TV/New York.
BOOKS & OTHER PUBLICATIONS
1990 Computer Graphics Applications: An Introduction to Desktop Publishing and Design, Presentation Graphics, Animation. Belmont California: Wadsworth Publishing, 1990. 317 pages. Author. Photographer. Illustrator.
1987 Legacy through the Lens: A Study of Mendham Architecture . Photographer (4X5 view camera) for study of Mendham Architecture published by the Mendham Public Library with grants from the N. J. Committee for the Humanities and from the N. J. Historical Commission. 171 pages. Over 150 photographs. With Janet Foster, architectural historian, Columbia University.
1991 Creating a Computer Animation Training Facility, Proceedings of the Eleventh Annual Symposium on Small Computers in the Arts, November 16, 1991.
PHOTOGRAPHS, MULTIMEDIA AND MOTION PICTURES
2012 Multimedia Internships Promotional Film. Department of Communication.
2002-5 Miss Saigon Twenty photographs from my Vietnam Portfolio selected for the 135 city theatrical road tour. Produced by Big League Theatricals, NYC.
1996 Vietnam War Interactive Portfolio Web Site. http://pirate.shu.edu/~hoffmake/gallery/V_Portfolio/ This site contains 80 photographs taken between 1969 and 1970, and was selected by The Chronicle of Higher Education as its Web site of the day.
1984 Endeavors Magazine. Feature article & pictures from Vietnam Portfolio.
1983 Seton Hall University Alumni Magazine. Photo essay.
1981 Journal for Education in Photojournalism. Photo essay.
1980 Newark Star-Ledger. Review, Vietnam photographs.
1983 The Making of Henry the Fourth. Documentary Film. Director, Cinematographer, and Editor. Produced in part with a grant from the Seton Hall University Faculty Research Council.
1976 Leaves In Space. Animated Film. Director/Cinematographer/Editor. Film selected for screening at the 1977 New York Film Festival.
1975 The Way It Is. Promotional film for Seton Hall University. Associate Producer, Director, Cinematographer.
1974 Treasures Of The Past. Cinematographer. Documentary film funded by the New Jersey Public Broadcasting Authority, broadcast on Channel 13 in New York and on the New Jersey Educational Network.
PAPERS PRESENTED AND OTHER ACTIVITIES
2008-Present Portfolio Reviewer Society for Photographic Education National Conference
2012 Panel Chairperson. Preparing Successful and Employable College Graduates, PhotoPlus International Conference and Expo. Javits Center, New York City.
2012 Speaker Educator’s Professional Development Workshop, NJ Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial.
2012 Paper. History of the Department of Defense Combat Motion Picture News Teams and their Role in the Pentagon Propaganda Machine, at the 221 Signal Co. Reunion, St. Louis.
2011 Slide Presentation & Talk. Critical Viewing of Photographs. NJ Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial.
2011 Panelist Industry/Education Success Stories, Society for Photographic Education National Conference, San Francisco, March 2012.
2008 Paper. Online Collaborative Evaluation of Student Photography Projects. Society for Photographic Education National Conference. Denver.
2005 Vietnam remembered: Reflections on a War--An Interactive Learning Resource. Paper and multimedia presentation at ACM: SIGGRAPH, Los Angeles.
1996 The V_Portfolio Internet Web Site. The 16th Annual Symposium on Small Computers in the Arts. Franklin Institute Science Museum, Philadelphia.
1994 Visual Communication: A Cross Media Approach. Sixth Annual Conference of Computer Graphics in Education held at Pratt Institute, New York.
1991 Creating a Computer Animation Training Facility. The 11th Annual Symposium on Small Computers in the Arts, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia.
1991 Creating Your Own Computer Animation Facility. Computer Graphics Show, Javits Center, NY.
1988 Computer Graphics in Film and Television Production. Paper presented at the Symposium on Computer Graphics Education. Marist College, Poughkeepsie, New York.
1987 Computer Graphics Training in an Undergraduate Film and Graphic Arts Curriculum. Paper presented at the University Film & Video Association Conference, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles.
1985 Using Microcomputers to teach Computer Graphics in an Undergraduate Communications Curriculum. Paper presented at the Micro-Computer Conference, Clarkson University, Potsdam, New York.
HONORS AND EXHIBITIONS
2013 American Society of Media Photographers, New Jersey chapter exhibit. Three photographs selected for a gallery exhibit of 20 photographs.
2004 Photographs exhibited The Gallery on Lafayette, Trenton, NJ. ASMP , New Jersey Chapter group show. Jury selected.
2002 Brookdale Community College. Group photographic exhibit. Jury selected.
2001 Honorable Mention ASMP, New Jersey Chapter, Photographic Exhibit
1991-93Chairman Historic Preservation Commission, Town of Morristown, NJ.
1974-83 Juror American Film Festival, New York City.
1983 Seton Hall University. Individual photographic exhibit.
1983 Circuit Photographic Exhibit. Thirteen public libraries throughout New Jersey. Jury selected.
1983 Prudential Mall, Newark. Group Photographic Exhibit. Jury selected.
1981 Brookdale Community College. Group photographic exhibit. Jury selected.
1980 Woodman Photographic Gallery, Morristown, NJ. Group photography exhibit. Jury selected.
1977 Athens International Film and Video Festival (Ohio University). Leaves in Space selected for presentation.
1977 New York Film Festival, Lincoln Center, New York. Leaves in Space selected for presentation at the International Animation Festival.