By Mary A. Sego
Primary Creator: Hoffman, James D. (1868-1940)
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Subjects: Purdue University--Faculty
Forms of Material: Articles
James Hoffman graduated from Purdue University in 1890 with a BME, receiving the ME in 1893. He entered the graduate school at Cornell in 1894 and remained one year. Returning to Purdue, he taught practical mechanics and machine design until 1911, when he went to the University of Nebraska as head of the mechanical engineering department. In 1917 he returned to Purdue, serving as head of the Practical Mechanics Department.
James D. Hoffman, succeeded Michael Golden as head of Practical Mechanics. He was characterized by Dean A.A. Potter as "the salt of the earth." Hoffman was faced during much of his tenure with a shortage of funds for equipment and insufficient space for instruction to be carried on as it should be. One change he was able to make during his leadership was to decrease elementary exercises and prepare advanced courses that led in the direction of industrial engineering. He retired in 1938 and passed away August 14, 1940.
Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.
Preferred Citation: MSF 179, James D. Hoffman papers, Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries
Vacuum, Vacuo-Vapor And Atmospheric Heating Systems, Hoffman, James David. A paper presented at a meeting of the International Engineering Congress, 1915, in San Francisco, California, September 20-25, 1915.
The American Society of Heating and Ventilating Engineers Report of the committee appointed January, 1914, to prepare a set of minimum ventilation requirements for public and semi-public buildings which the Society can recommend for legislation.
Reasons for Failures of Heating Systems, Hoffman, J. D. Presented at the Semi-Annual Meeting of The American Society of Heating and Ventilating Engineers, Buffalo, New York, June, 1918, pp. 633-642.
Benefits Derived Through Co-operation: Address delivered by Professor J. D. Hoffman, of Purdue University, before Detroit's Affiliated Technical Societies, Michigan Architect and Engineer, 1922, pp. 27-29, 32.
Listing of Publications by J. D. Hoffman.