Dr. Hoge received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Spanish from the University of Michigan in 1979; a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Michigan in 1990; a Master of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Michigan in 1990; and a Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work and Sociology from the University of Michigan in 1993.
Dr. Hoge was a full-time faculty member at Marygrove College from 1996 until 2018. She served as the Field Director from 2001-2006. She was the director of the bachelor of social work program from 2006 to 2015. Her practice experience includes working with delinquent youth and their families; the evaluation of residential and community-based programs for children, youth and families; crisis intervention counseling; and tutoring and mentoring special needs adolescents.
Her research focuses on the stigmatization of people with AIDS, the evaluation of programs for delinquent youth, support-advocacy groups for incarcerated women/ex-offenders, group work with teen girls, and resiliency among adolescents and adults, including social work students and professionals.
Most recently, her work has been focused on Participatory Action Research (PAR)—determining needs and partnerships with the Marygrove neighborhood, in collaboration with the Marygrove PAR team and Marygrove Social Research students and Social Work alumni.