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


  • 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.


  • Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, College of Science and Health Professions Distinguished Young Alumna Award, 2016
  • Tussey Mountain School District, Distinguished Alumni Award, 2010
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Francis P. Venable Award, 2005 – 2006


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


  • Hoover, D.K. Oral presentation; 2018 Biennial Conference on Chemistry Education (BCCE): July 2018 “Encouraging Engagement of Forensic Science Students in the Chemistry Classroom.”
  • Hoover, D.K. Women in Science day keynote speaker; Seton Hill University: Dec. 2016 “The Academic Life: Balancing Teaching, Research, and Geeking Hard for Science.”
  • Hoover, D.K. 2014 ACS Central Regional Meeting (oral presentation); Pittsburgh, PA: Oct. 2014. “Teaching, Scholarship, and Service: Early Career Experiences at a Liberal Arts University.”
  • Hoover, D.K.; Czegan, D.A.C. 48th Middle Atlantic Association of Liberal Arts Chemistry Teachers (MAALACT) Meeting (oral presentation / discussion); New Wilmington, PA: Sept. 2014. “Chemistry Program Assessment.”
  • 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.


  • Jamie Fornsaglio Hull (Principal Investigator), Diana K. Hoover (co-PI), and Joshua Sasmor (co-PI). “Implementation of Design-Based Learning and Interdisciplinary Collaborative Strategies for Enhancing Learning in Laboratory Sciences.” National Science Foundation (NSF), Summer 2013 – Summer 2016.
  • 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)