B.A., Hollins College
J.D., Yale Law School
Professor Hoke is widely recognized national authority on laws governing election technologies (including voting devices and voter registration databases), election management, and on federal regulatory programs reflecting federalism values. She is a graduate of Yale Law School, where she was Senior Editor of the Yale Law Journal and co-chair of the Yale Law Women's Association. Her most recent publications focus on election technology regulatory issues, some of which were co-authored with computer security scientists. Her prior publications focus on health care regulation, welfare/public entitlement programs, and constitutional standards for statutory preemption.
Professor Hoke presents her research in academic, technology, and election policy forums throughout the country. She has testified before Congress on federalism aspects of health care reform legislation and on election policies needed to achieve greater public accountability. She founded and directed the Center for Election Integrity, which conducted nationally unprecedented field research on deployed voting technologies and election administration management problems.
Her assessments of election technology initiatives and election practices around the nation are frequently sought by the press; the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, and all major television networks are a few examples. Her research and policy leadership has led to major national foundation funding and to foundation consulting work on election policy issues.
Professor Hoke served three terms on the American Bar Association's Advisory Commission on Election Law. She has consulted with all levels of government on election policies and technology issues. She serves on the Advisory Boards for the Verified Voting Foundation and other nonpartisan election improvement nonprofits located in Florida and Michigan.
Following graduation from law school, Professor Hoke clerked for Judge Hugh Bownes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston, MA and Concord, NH. She then practiced law at Hill & Barlow (Boston)focusing primarily on employment litigation and issues for both plaintiffs and defense) and transactions (both employment and business formation).
Prior to joining the faculty at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Professor Hoke taught at Case Western Reserve University and the University of Pittsburgh.
Regulatory Law and Policy, Employment Law, Election Law, Constitutional Federalism, Federal Jurisdiction, Work-Family Issues, Civil Procedure, Business Law: Agency & Partnership
Election Law and Administration, Voting Technologies and Registration Databases, Federal Preemption and Constitutional Federalism, Regulatory Law & Policy (initiatives in Health Care, Employment, Health Care, and Business Development