Diana Hoover Ph.D.

 
 
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Seton Hill Faculty
 
 

About

Joined Seton Hill: 2009
Hometown: Saxton, PA
Personal Areas of Interest: Reading, Baking, Crafts and Needlework, Home Renovations and Projects
Academic Areas of Interest: Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemistry Education, Instrumental Analysis, Forensic Science, Nanopatterning Techniques for Cell Biology, Fluorescence Microscopy

Education

  • Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, NC)
  • B.S., Chemistry, Forensic Science concentration, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania (Edinboro, PA)

Publications

  • Czegan, D.A.C.; Hoover, D.K. 2012. UV–Visible Spectrometers: Versatile Instruments across the Chemistry Curriculum. J. Chem. Educ. 89 (3): 304–309.
  • Barrett, D. G.; Gratton, S. E. A.; Hoover, D. K.; Yousaf, M. N. 2010. Role of Surface Chemistry and Topology of Chemoselectively Tailored Embossed Films on Shear Adhesion. J. Mater. Chem. 20: 2813 – 2819.
  • Hoover, D.K., Lee, E.-j., Yousaf, M.N. 2009. Total Internal Reflection Fluorescence Microscopy of Cell Adhesion on Patterned Self-Assembled Monolayers on Gold. Langmuir. 25(5): 2563-2566.
  • Hoover, D.K., Chan, E.W.L., Yousaf, M.N. 2008. Asymmetric Peptide Nanoarray Surfaces for Studies of Single Cell Polarization. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 130(11): 3280-3281.
  • Hoover, D.K., Lee, E.-j., Chan, E.W.L., Yousaf, M.N. 2007. Electroactive Nanoarrays for Biospecific Ligand Mediated Studies of Cell Adhesion. ChemBioChem. 8(16): 1920-1923.

Awards

  • Francis P. Venable Award, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
  • Edinboro University Honors Program; George Vlahakis Chemistry Scholarship, Edinboro University; Association for Pennsylvania State College & University Faculties Scholarship, Edinboro University; Presidential Scholarship, Edinboro University; Dean's List (8 semesters), Edinboro University
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, Tussey Mountain High School

Organizations

  • American Chemical Society
  • Middle Atlantic Association of Liberal Arts Chemistry Teachers (MAALACT)
  • Faculty adviser for Griffins @ Work Club (student service group)

Presentations

  • Hoover, D. “iExperiment: Incorporating Mobile Technology into the Chemistry Laboratory.” Invited Poster, Middle Atlantic Discovery Chemistry Project (MADCP) Meeting (Reading, PA), May 2013.
  • Hoover, D. “Life on the Hill: Early Career Experiences at Seton Hill University, a Teaching Oriented Liberal Arts University.” 245th ACS National Meeting (New Orleans, LA), April 2013.
  • Hoover, D. “iExperiment: Incorporating Mobile Technology into the Chemistry Laboratory.” Poster, 245th ACS National Meeting (New Orleans, LA), April 2013.
  • Hoover, D.; Lee, E.J.; Chan, E.W.L.; Yousaf, M.N. “Electroactive Nanoarrays for Biospecific Ligand Mediated Studies of Single Cell Polarization.” Poster, 236th ACS National Meeting (Philadelphia, PA), August 2008.
  • Hoover, D. "Electroactive Nanoarrays for Biospecific Ligand Mediated Studies of Cell Adhesion and Polarization." 59th Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemistry Society (SERMACS) (Greenville, SC), October 2007.
  • Hoover, D.; Lee, E.J.; Chan, E.W.L.; Yousaf, M.N. “Dip Pen Nanolithography as a Method for the Study of Cell Adhesion and Polarization.” Poster, NCI Nanotechnology Alliance Investigators Meeting (Chapel Hill, NC), October 2007.
  • Hoover, D.; Valentovic, M.A.; Guetzloff, T.; Terneus, M. “Effects of Pre-treatment with S-Adenosyl-L- Methionine and Ascorbic Acid on p-Aminophenol in vitro Toxicity in Renal Slices from Fischer 344 (F344) Rats.” Poster, 229th ACS National Meeting (San Diego, CA), 2005.

Achievements

  • Demetra A. C. Czegan and Diana K. Hoover. “Portable Spectroscopic, Chromatographic, and Electrochemical Instrumentation.” Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh – 2011 College Equipment Grant Program. (Funded Grant)