Mark Hoffman

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Academic Literacy and Linguistics


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Phone: +1 (212) 220-1414

I am a native New Yorker, who was raised in Washington Heights. I attended public schools and received a BA (English) from Hofstra University, an MA (English and American Literature) from New York University (where I also worked on but did not complete a PhD) and an MA (Educational Psychology–Adult Literacy) from Teachers College/Columbia University.
I worked for 20 years in publishing as a reference book editor. I was the Editor in Chief of The World Almanac and Book of Facts for 10 years, and held the same title at Consumer Reports Books.
After leaving publishing, I became the Educational Coordinator for The Educational Alliance’s substance abuse recovery program.
Throughout, I taught as an adjunct at City College, Yeshiva University and at BMCC, where I am now a full-time lecturer. I continue to be an adjunct lecturer at CCNY where I teach a variety of literature classes.


Reading, Literacy, Critical Thinking


  • Masters Teachers College, Columbia University,  Educational Psychology, Adult Literacy, 
  • Bachelor’s Hofstra University,  English, 

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