Peter Hoffman

Peter Hoffman was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan. After completing his M.A. TESOL at Michigan State University in 1989, he taught English for three years at the Japan Center for Michigan Universities in Shiga, Japan.

In 1992, Peter and his family left Japan and moved to New York City, where they lived in Elmhurst, Queens – a neighborhood described by National Geographic magazine as the most ethnically diverse community in the world.  Over the next 17 years, Peter taught ESL at the City University of New York. In 2009, he returned to MSU to teach at the English Language Center and has been here ever since.

In his free time, Peter likes to shuffle his feet along the sidewalk, move pieces on a chessboard, run his eyes over ink on a page, put words on paper, or just sit and think.  He has more books than he can read, more questions than he can answer, more children than he can keep track of, and more time than he can use wisely.