Eminent Scholar at the University of Maryland
Dr. Hoefer, a professor at the University of Texas at Arlington and Director of the Center for Advocacy, Non-profits, and Donor Organizations, was selected as Dr. Mellinger’s mentor. He has extensive research experience on advocacy, which is Dr. Mellinger’s main area of research. Dr. Hoefer is the Roy E. Dulak Professor for Community Practice Research and has published extensively on advocacy, non-profit administration, social policy, and program evaluation.
He also teaches at the three levels of social work education, BSW, MSW, and Ph.D.
The purpose of the Eminent Scholar Program is to facilitate a mentoring relationship between UMBC faculty, particularly those who are nearing a critical transition point in their career, and a prominent researcher in their field. This relationship will be established to provide a connection for the UMBC faculty member to their larger scientific community in order to enhance their success as they advance through the ranks of academia.