Joan Whitman Hoff

About Me

Thank you for visiting my page! My passion is to help people develop their critical thinking skills as professionals. I earned my Ph.D. from The American University and have given hundreds of presentations and workshops across the globe.

I have led many workshops on leadership and professional ethics for all professionals including, but not limited to, those in health care, business, education, and photography.  I also have expertise in administration, mentoring, and mediation and  was awarded Professor Emeritus status at Lock Haven University, and am founder of its Ethics Center.

My interests are many and varied.  I have published three books, approximately two dozen articles, and I own a small publishing company, J Whitman Hoff Publishing. My professional and volunteer work has earned me several local, national and international grants and awards.

I am have been trained, and served, as an arbitrator and mediator, and I have also worked as a counselor-trainee.

For a complete list of my activities and achievements, or to inquire about my professional services, please contact me  at or 570-786-9347.

Sample Workshop Topics

What's Your Philosophy of Business?

Being the Best You Can Be

Career Transitions: Identifying Your Skills and Talents From Your Life's Work.

Understanding Professional Codes of Ethics

Writing a Code of Ethics for Your Organization

Writing a Code of Ethics for Your Small Business

The Moral Dimension of Being a professional: Why it Matters to Your Business

Ethical Leadership

Respectful Engagement with Clients

Developing Your Critical Thinking Skills

Resolving Conflicts

   What does it mean to say that 90% of photography clients are women? 

Art, Photography, and Aesthetics



Listen to my first podcast, compliments of Skip Cohen and  Bryan Caporicci .

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