Professor, Political Science
Coordinator, Policy Studies program
Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA (USA)

 
 
   
Office 206 Denny Hall
Phone 717.245.1311
Fax 717.245.1479
Mobile 717.385.4836
Email hoefler@dickinson.edu
   
Mail Political Science Dept.
Dickinson College
P. O. Box 1773
Carlisle, PA 17013
 

 

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R E S E A R C H
My research is in the area of biomedical ethics and public policy. The focus of my work is on end-of-life decision making with special emphasis on the role of artificial nutrition and hydration (ANH) at end-of-life care. I earned my M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Buffalo in Buffalo, NY, and currently serve as professor of Political Science (1989- ) and coordinator of the Policy Studies program (1991- ) at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA.
 
P U B L I C A T I O N S
Understanding Health: A Health Studies Reader
  Text and web site in progress; with co-editor Marie Helweg-Larsen, forthcoming in 2009
Tube Feeding Options at the End of Life; A Consumer and Caregiver's Guide
  Web site guide to end-of-life decision making (EndOfLife.info)
Points of View: Readings in American Government and Politics (11th ed)
  Web site to accompany text by R.E. DiClerico & A.S. Hammock, Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2008
Managing Death
  Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1999
Smoking and Politics: Policy Making and the Federal Bureaucracy (5th)
  With A. L. Fritschler, Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1995
DeathRight: Culture, Medicine, Politics, and the Right to Die
  Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1994
 
P R O F E S S I O N A L _ A C T I V I T I E S
Carlisle Regional Medical Center Biomedical Ethics Committee (1992- )
Carlisle Area Health and Wellness Foundation Public Policy Committee (2007- )
 
C O U R S E _ S Y L L A B I
American Government Policy and Leadership Public Speaking
Policy Studies Foundations Policy Management Senior Seminar Managing Death
 
O F F - C A M P U S --S T U D Y
I have directed or co-directed four summer study abroad programs: two in London (2001, 2005) and two in Hong Kong (2004, 2006). I also serve as the Dickinson College liaison to The Washington Center program (2000- ).