- Fulbright Award (1987)
- Australia; Ireland
- Guggenheim Fellow (1981)
Joan Hoff is a world-class historian who served as a professor of history in the College of Arts and Sciences at IU. She joined IU’s faculty in 1981, also serving as an adjunct professor of gender studies. While at IU, she served as the executive secretary of the Organization of American Historians from 1982 to 1989. She left IU in 1998 to accept a position at Ohio University as professor of history and the director of the Contemporary History Institute. Hoff currently serves as a distinguished research professor of history at Montana State University and is considered a specialist in twentieth century American foreign policy and politics and the legal status of U.S. women. She has taught at numerous universities including Arizona State University, Dartmouth, and the University of Virginia, among others. Hoff received her graduate degree studying European and Slavic history from Cornell University and her doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley.
Hoff is the former CEO and president of the Center for the Study of Presidency in New York City and a former coeditor of the international Journal of Women’s History. In 1977, her first book, American Business and Foreign Policy, won the national Bernath Prize. Hoff received a Fulbright award in 1987 to serve as a lecturer in Australia and as the Mary Ball Washington Chair in American History at University College in Dublin, Ireland. She has also received the Vivian Paladin Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, fellowships to the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Radcliffe Institute, and a National Endowment of the Humanities research grant among many other awards.