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Dr. Brian C. Hoffman

Professor of Chemistry & Computer Science - Mathematics, Science & Technology

(706) 379-5134

Brian Hoffman has served as an instructor of computer science and chemistry at Young Harris College since 2006 and has taught a wide variety of courses. His areas of interest are the application of computers to real-world problems, computer literacy, the history behind chemistry and physics, and the understanding of chemical bonding and reactivity. He began his career studying the application of Ab Initio Electronic Structure Theory to small molecules such as the hydroperoxyl radical dimer, carbon disulfide, and monomethyl gallium. He then went on to teach classes in both computer literacy and web design and helped train high school teachers and college instructors how to teach online and use multimedia resources.  Currently, he teaches a mixture of chemistry and computer science courses such as CHEM 3110: History of Chemistry, CHEM 3410 & 3420: Physical Chemistry I & II, and CSCI 1610 & CSCI 1620: Introductory and Intermediate Programming. Professionally, Dr. Hoffman is a member of the American Chemical Society and the Association for Computing Machinery and has served as the secretary and the chair of the chemistry section of the Georgia Academy of Science.  Outside of the classroom, Dr. Hoffman loves to work with computers and play computer games. He is also a martial artist and spends some evenings learning Karate and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. 


  • Ph.D. Physical Chemistry, University of Georgia
  • M.S. Computer Science, Towson University
  • B.A. Chemistry, University of Minnesota, Morris
Areas of Teaching Specialties/Research Interests: 
  • General Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Computational Chemistry
  • Computer Programming