DEREK HOFF portrait
  • Associate Professor (Lecturer), Management Department

Honors & Awards

  • Winner of the PCB Award for best first book: "The State and the Stork: The Population Debate and Policy Making in US History" (University of Chicago Press, 2012). American Historical Association–Pacific Coast Branch , 04/2013

In the Media

  • Interviewed for a two-episode podcast on Outside/In, a New Hampshire Public Radio podcast (premiered November 2018) . 10/2018.
  • “A long fuse: ‘The Population Bomb’ is still ticking 50 years after its publication,” The Conversation. 07/10/2018.
  • “The False Alarm over U.S. Fertility," editorial in New York Times, April 17, 2013 (published online April 16), available at; “A Modest Proposal for a New Population Debate” (July 2012), editorial on the webpage for PBS’s Need to Know TV program at; Interviewed on PBS’s national news magazine Need to Know for a segment on the history of population issues: original aired July 15, 2011, episode streams at; Interviewed for the documentary The Population Bomb, forthcoming; Eisenhower Presidential Library, forum on the Tea Party and the 2010 elections, October 28, 2010 (broadcast on C-SPAN); Interviewed on Topeka’s NBC affiliate, Channel 27 (nightly news) on the occasion of the U.S. population reaching 300 million (fall 2006); Interviews promoting The State and the Stork, Sept. 2012–Jan. 2013; Issues Today, syndicated in 170 markets; Dressler at Dark (internet show); Mendocino, CA, KZYX (1-hour interview); Burlington, IA, KBUR; Tampa, FL, WMNF; Portland, OR, KPOJ; St. Louis, MO, KDHX; Park City, UT, KPCW; Northampton, MA, WHMP; Meria Heller (internet show; 1-hour); Salt Lake City, UT, KCPW; KZFR, Chico, CA. 03/10/2015.

Professional Service

  • Kansas History: A Journal of the Central Plains . I reviewed an article for Kansas History. 05/01/2020 - 05/30/2020
  • Oxford University Press. I peer-reviewed a full-length (500-pages plus) manuscript for Oxford University Press. 04/01/2020 - 04/30/2020
  • ISIS (a journal of science history) . I reviewed an article for ISIS -- once in the spring and then, upon revisions, again in the fall. 03/01/2020 - 09/30/2020
  • Kansas History: A Journal of the Central Plains . Role: Editorial Board Member . I continue to serve on the editorial board of Kansas History: A Journal of the Central Plains. I reviewed articles for the journal and participated in key discussions surrounding the search for a new editor. 01/2019 - 12/2019
  • Online Journal or Rural Research and Policy . Member, Editorial Board . 07/01/2016 - present
  • Kansas History: A Journal of the Central Plains . Member, Advisory and Editorial Committee . 07/01/2014 - present
  • Kansas History: A Journal of the Central Plains. Book Review Editor . 01/01/2012 - 06/01/2015
  • Social Science History Association. Member, Allan Sharlin Book Prize Committee (2012 and 2013 awards) . 06/01/2011 - 11/01/2013

Internal Service

  • I continue to coordinate the Management Department's interdisciplinary Qualitative, Historical, and Field Research seminar, which returned in the fall of 2021 after a year's Covid hiatus . 08/01/2021 - 12/31/2021. College service.
  • In 2019 I continued to coordinate the Management Department Qualitative, Historical, and Field Research brownbag, recruiting and selecting the presenters and maintaining the email list, etc. We enjoyed a full slate of monthly seminars during the 2019. Coordinator, 01/2019 - 12/2019. Department service.
  • Helped launched and now coordinate the Management Department's monthly Qualitative, Historical, and Field Research Seminar. 09/2018 - present. Department service.