Asst. Professor of Chemistry

                                       Advisor for  Agricultural Sciences

                                  Advisor for Earth and Mineral Sciences

                             Penn State New Kensington Honors Program



Major Instruction

  • Organic Chemistry:                     Chemistry 38, Chemistry 39, Chemistry 36
  • Biochemistry and Cell Biology:     Biol 230W
  • Science, Technology and Society:  STS 100H

Research Interests 

  • Molecular Modeling with Force Fields
  • Molecular Orbital Calculations
  • Structure of Biomolecules


  • S.C. Hoops, K.W. Anderson and K.M. Merz, Jr. "Force Field Design for Metalloproteins."  Journal of the American Chemical Society.(1991): 113:22, 8262. 
  • S.C. Hoops, J. van Oosterdiep and R.L. Schowen. "Energetics of Carbonyl Addition and Elimination: Methoxide Ion with Esters." Journal of Organic Chemistry.(1984): 49, 435.
  • S.C. Hoops, Butler, R. et al. "Report of the Organic Subcommittee of the Curriculum Committee, Behavioral Objectives in Organic Chemistry." Journal of Chemical Education. (1976): 53, 25.
  • S.C. Hoops. "Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis of Salicylic Acid." Journal of Chemical Education. (1974): 51:12, 25.


  • Ph.D. University of Kansas, 1967
  • B.A.   Grinnell College, 1962

Professional Organizations

  • American Chemical Society

Program Advising

  • Honors Program
  • College of Agricultural Sciences
  • College of Earth and Mineral Sciences

Activities and Interests

  • Running, weight training, photography, cooking, playing with grandchildren



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