Doretta M. Schlaphoff was born in Wabash, NE, on Dec. 16, 1912. She received her Bachelor's degree from Nebraska University in 1941, her Master's degree from Michigan State College in 1943, and her Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1949. She served as Head of Home Economics at University of Nebraska, 1949-1954, chairman of the research department of the American Home Economics Association, 1954, and as a member of the executive committee of the home economics division of the Land Grant College Association. She became Dean of the College of Home Economics at Kansas State University in 1954, also acting as MC for a radio program "Hello from Home Economics at K-State" She married Wendell L. Hoffman in Feb. of 1956. She attended the Tenth International Congress of Home Economics in Paris and toured Russia and Scandinavia in 1963. Hoffman did post-Doctoral work at Columbia University in 1963. In 1965, she visited the College of Home Science at Andhra Pardesh Agricultural University in India. She died on July 12, 1975.
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Vertical File. Hoffman, Doretta
K-Stater, Oct 1954, pg. 4-5; June 1963