Dr. Hobbs graduated FSU with a doctoral degree in United States History, as well as Historical Administration and Public History. She has taught American, African-American, and public history at Florida A&M, Virginia State, and John Tyler Community College. She has also served as a researcher and consultant for public history projects like the African American Trailblazers in Virginia History Program. She has also served as the Director of Projects and Programs at the John G. Riley Museum in Tallahassee and as a historian and coordinator at the Valentine Richmond History Center. Dr. Hobbs currently serves as the Interim Chair for the Social Sciences Department at Florida Memorial University. She was awarded the Florida Historical Society's Harry and Harriette Moore prize for her book, Democracy Abroad, Lynching at Home: Racial Violence in Florida.