Dr. Carol E. Hoffecker is a native Delawarean. After graduating from the University of Delaware with a major in history, she earned a Ph.D. from Harvard University. She then returned to Delaware, where she worked for several years on the staff of the Hagley Museum and Library before joining the faculty of the University of Delaware. She recently retired as the Richards Professor of History.
Dr. Hoffecker has also served as an exhibit curator or consultant to historical institutions, including the Historical Society of Delaware, the Delaware Public Archives, and the Rockwood Museum. She is editor of the magazine, Delaware History.