McAndrew Publications

Frank McAndrew (Psychology) has several new publications this summer.

He has published a chapter on “Workplace Gossip” in the Oxford Bibliographies in Management (Oxford University Press).

He also has an article in the most recent issue of Evolutionary Psychological Science. The title of the article is “When strangers start to gossip: Investigating the effects of gossip on cooperation in a prisoner’s dilemma game. His coauthors on this study were Charlotte De Backer & Konrad Rudnicki of the University of Antwerp, Christina Larson of UCLA, and Maryanne Fisher of St. Mary’s University in Nova Scotia.

He also published an essay on “The Evolutionary Psychology of Mass Shootings” for CNN on July 8 (, and two different essays in HRZone, an online British magazine for human resources professionals. The titles of the HRZone essays were “Understanding the Office Creep” and “Gossip in your office probably does more good than harm.”

Dooley Publishes ebook

John Dooley (Computer Science) has published an anthology of short stories as an ebook on Amazon titled “Codes and Villains and Mystery: The Best Stories with Codes and Ciphers 1843-1920”.

The stories, originally published before 1924, are written by various authors and each story uses a code or cryptogram as a plot element. Dooley edited the stories, added an introduction to the book and an intro for each of the stories. Stories written during this time that use crypto include ones by Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Sax Rohmer (of Dr. Fu-Manchu fame).

Dooley’s web page of crypto fiction:

The new ebook is at

Hoyt Co-Authored Article

Helen Hoyt (Chemistry) co-authored an article with Knox chemistry graduates Michael Supej ’15, Alexander Volkov ’16, and Louisa Darko ’16. Knox collaborators for Mossbauer spectroscopy include Charles Schulz (Physics) and Knox physics graduate Ryan West ’14. External collaborators include researchers Kraig Wheeler (Eastern Illinois University) for X-ray spectroscopy and Jonathan Darmon (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) for computational consultation. The article was based upon the research done by these Knox students over the course of three summers and two senior honors thesis projects, and it is entitled “Aryl-Substituted BIAN Complexes of Iron Dibromide: Synthesis, X-ray and Electronic Structure, and Catalytic Hydrosilylation Activity.” It appears in an issue of Polyhedron (2016, Vol. 114C, pp. 403-413).

Through August 2, 2016, the article can be accessed free of charge:

Hoffmann was Speaker in Sweden, Chicago

Heather Hoffmann (Psychology) gave the presidential address entitled “Situating Human Sexual Conditioning” at the annual meeting of the International Academy of Sex Research (IASR) in Malmö, Sweden on June 26. In attendance were three Knox alums–Katy Renfro ’11, who presented a poster entitled “The emergence of men’s and women’s autosexual experiences”, Victoria Klimaj ’13 who presented a poster entitled “Neural correlates of sexual response in bisexual women” and Flori Corpodean ’16 who presented a poster entitled “The effect of fear on conditioned sexual arousal in college-aged women.” Hoffmann will continue as a member of the IASR executive board for one more year in the role of past president.

Hoffman also gave a talk entitled “The Aroma of Sexual Arousal” at the Field Museum in Chicago on June 5. The talk was sponsored by the Women in Science program at the Field Museum as well as by Outfielders, a group of museum staff dedicated to prompting inclusion of all genders and sexual orientations. In attendance were Knox alums, Graham Troyer-Joy ’08, Victoria Klimaj ’13 and Flori Corpodean ’16 .