Skip to Main Content

Jessica Hoffmann, PhD

Research Scientist in the Child Study Center

Contact Information

Jessica Hoffmann, PhD

Mailing Address

  • Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence

    350 George Street

    New Haven, CT 06520

    United States

Appointments

Biography

Jessica Hoffmann, Ph.D., is a research scientist at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence where she currently serves as the Director of Adolescent Initiatives.

Jessica received her B.A. in psychology and sociology from Brandeis University, and her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in clinical psychology from Case Western Reserve University. Jessica specializes in working within school settings to develop approaches and programming (RULER and inspirED) aimed at enhancing children’s creativity, promoting positive school climates, and enhancing mental health. Her current research focuses on the efficacy of RULER and inspirED for secondary schools, including the impact of emotion skills instruction on school climate, creative problem solving, and emotion regulation ability.

Education & Training

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate
    Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence (2016)
  • PhD
    Case Western Reserve University, Clinical Psychology (2013)
  • Psychology Intern
    The Village for Families and Children (2013)
  • MA
    Case Western Reserve University, Clinical Psychology (2010)
  • BA
    Brandeis University, Psychology & Sociology (2006)

Activities

  • Presentation
    Santander, Spain 2019
  • Oral Presentation/Working Group Participant
    Paris, France 2017
    Presentation to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), 6th Informal Working Group Meeting – Education 2030
  • RULER for High Schools in Mexico
    Guadalajara, Mexico; Monterrey, Mexico 2016
    A project to bring RULER to the Prepa Tec network of schools across Mexico.
  • Botin Foundation Creativity, Emotions and the Arts Courses
    Santander, Spain (2013-2016)
    A three-year project to develop and test four art-based courses that build emotional intelligence and creativity skills in patrons of the Botin Foundation's Art Center. Project included training events held for staff to prepare them to provide the courses, collaboration with researchers at the University of Cantabria, and randomized trials of courses with children, adolescents, adults, and families from the Santander community.

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Shubert Center for Child Studies, Cora Unger Brisky EndowmentCase Western Reserve University2010

Professional Service

OrganizationRoleDate
Yale Center for Emotional IntelligenceMember of the YCEI Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Demographics Committee2022 - Present
APA Division 10, Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the ArtsSecretary for the APA Division 10 Executive Committee2021 - Present
APA Division 10, Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the ArtsMember-at-large for the APA Division 10 Executive Committee2018 - 2021

Departments & Organizations