He provides strategic direction and oversight of key initiatives that advance teaching, learning and the broader academic experience by partnering with students, faculty and staff to offer technologies and approaches that meet their diverse needs. Previously, he served as Clinical Assistant Professor of Information and the Chief Information Officer at the University of Michigan School of Information. Mr. Hofer's teaching focuses on the application of user-centered design methods to emerging technologies, with a specific focus on social computing, personal informatics, managing IT organizations, and entrepreneurial design.