ATHENS TECHNICAL COLLEGE


Elizabeth DeLaney Hoffman is an Adjunct Instructor in the General Education Division of Athens Technical College's English Department.

Ms. Nelson created the American Indian Literature and Cultures area for the American Culture Association ten years ago and as Area Chair she has seen the number of participants increase steadily over the decade. She also serves as general editor of Peter Lang Publishing’s American Indian Studies Series.  She co-edited Telling the Stories: Essays on American Indian Literatures and Cultures for Peter Lang in 2001.  She has published several essays including, “Shifting Patterns, Changing Stories: Leslie Marmon Silko’s Yellow Women” for Leslie Marmon Silko: A Collection of Critical Essays (U of New Mexico P, 1999). 

Ms. Nelson received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English from the State University of New York—College at Fredonia in 1987 and 1991, respectively.  She taught Composition and American Indian Literatures at SUNY Fredonia for ten years, and also served as the Coordinator for Multi-ethnic Studies. She most recently served as the Coordinator for Multicultural Programs and Services at Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas, where she developed multicultural programming for the university and advised minority students.