Dr. Linda Hoffman

Linda HoffmanAssociate Professor of Psychology

Office: Carnegie 204

Phone: (618) 537-6886


Education


Ph.D., Applied Experimental (Social) Psychology, Saint Louis University (1999)

M.A., General Psychology (1995)

B.S., Business Administration, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (1978)

A.S., Business Data Processing, Lewis and Clark Community College (1975)


About Linda


Linda E. Hoffman, a resident of Wood River, Ill., joined McKendree University as an assistant professor of psychology in 2006. 


Research Interests


My research interests include decision making, workplace issues, racial identity, and gerontology.  Most recently I have been reading about positive psychology and hope to do research in that area in the future.


Teaching Interests


My teaching interests include industrial/organizational psychology, gerontology, biopsychology, , research methods, SPSS,  and statistics.


Personal Statement


I am thrilled that I have been given the opportunity to leave the business world and finally achieve my passion – teaching and psychology research.  I love working with students, faculty, administration and staff at McKendree University and hope to contribute as much as I can to McKendree’s positive academic environment.


Publications


Kemp, J. L., Hoffman, L. E., Lang, S., Gray, R., Boyd, J., Jorns, L., & Schneebeli, M. (2008). Preparing teacher candidates to become culturally competent:  An exploration of racial identity development. Journal of Success in High-Need Schools.

Wiener, R.L., Rogers , M., Winter, R., Hurt, L.E., Hackney, A., Kadela, K., Seib, H., Rauch, S., Warren, L., Morasco, B. (2004). Guided jury discretion in capital murder cases: The role of declarative and procedural knowledge. In R. Wiener & C. Haney (Eds.), Psychological Research, Commentary, and Practice and the Death Penalty. Special Edition of Psychology, Public Policy, and Law.

Wiener, R. L., Hurt, L. E., & Russell, B. L. (2004). The use of base rate information in assessing harassment, severity, and pervasiveness in evaluations of social sexual conduct at work. Journal of Applied Social Psychology.

Wiener, R.L., Hackney, A., Kadela, K., Rauch, S., Seib, H., Warren, L. & Hurt, L.E. (2002). The fit and implementation of sexual harassment law to workplace evaluations. Journal of Applied Psychology, 87, 747-764.

Wiener, R. L., & Hurt, L. E. (2001). How do people evaluate social sexual conduct at work? A psycholegal model. Journal of Applied Psychology, 85(1), 75-85.

Hurt, L. E., Wiener, R. L., Russell, B. L., & Mannen, R. K. (1999). Gender differences in evaluating social-sexual conduct in the workplace. Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 17, 413-433.

Wiener, R. L., & Hurt, L. E. (1999). An interdisciplinary approach to understanding social sexual conduct at work. In R. Wiener & B. Gutek (Eds.), Advances in Sexual Harassment Research, Theory, and Policy. Special Issue of Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 5(3), 556-595.

Wiener, R. L., Hurt, L. E., Thomas, S. L., Sadler, M. S., Bauer, C. A., & Sargent, T. M. (1998). The role of declarative and procedural knowledge in capital murder sentencing. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 28(2), 201-218.

Wiener, R. L., & Hurt, L. E. (1998). Social sexual conduct at work: How do workers know when it is harassment and when it is not? California Western Law Review, 34(1), 53-97.

Wiener, R. L., Hurt, L. E., Russell, B., Mannen, R. K., & Gasper, C. (1997). Perceptions of sexual harassment: The effects of gender, legal standard, and ambivalent sexism. Law and Human Behavior, 21(1), 71-94.


Presentations

 

Hoffman, L. E. (2011). Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Oral History of Illinois Project. Invited Interview on School District Consolidation in Southern Illinois between 1985 and 2011. Interview Number - AI-A-L-2011-021. Interviewed on June 8, 2011 at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum, Springfield, IL.

Hoffman, L. E. (2011). Save Our Schools – Effects of School District Consolidation on Local School Districts. Presented at a public meeting at the Wood River Roundhouse, March 27, 2011 and again at Julia’s Banquet Center, East Alton, IL, March 31, 2011.

Hoffman, L. E. (2011). Evidence Based Decision Making: Facts versus Feelings. Presented at the Wood River Illinois Rotary Club meeting, March 7, 2011.

Tonsing-Meyer, J., Hoffman, L. E., Wicker, J., Baltz, S., Conway, J., & Eggers, M. (2010). Science and Math Learning Collaborative Project Year Three: An exploration of middle-grade students’ preferred learning styles. Paper presented at the Associated Colleges of Illinois Annual Colloquium, Chicago, September 25, 2010.

Hoffman, L. E., and Hoffman, A. C. (2010) Vaughn Graveyard: Lecture on connections to our shared Wood River history. Presented at the Wood River Public Library. May 25, 2010.

Hoffman, L. E., Hoffman, A. C., and Shields, J. (2010). Vaughn Graveyard: Connections to our shared Wood River history. Powerpoint presented at the History Night at the Museum. April 22, 2010 at the Wood River History Museum and Visitor’s Center.

Hoffman, L. E., Wicker, J., Baltz, S., Conway, J., Eggers, M., & Tonsing-Meyer, J. (2009). Science and Math Learning Collaborative Project: An exploration of middle-grade students’ preferred learning styles. Paper presented at the Associated Colleges of Illinois Annual Colloquium, Chicago, September 25, 2009.

Baltz, S., Conway, J., Hoffman, L. E., Tonsing-Meyer, J., Eggers, M., & Wicker, J. (2009). SMLC Grant Data Presentation. Presented to science and math faculty and administration of Central Junior High School, Belleville, IL, May 22, 2009.

Hoffman, L. E. (2009). Environmental Psychology. Panel Moderator and Discussant at the Midwestern Psychological Association Annual Conference, Chicago, April 24-25, 2009.

Sampson, J., Hoffman, L. E., & Keigher, B. (2008). Generational diversity, motivation, and job burnout in QMRPs.  Paper presented at the National Association of Qualified Mental Retardation Professionals Annual Conference, Memphis, August 2008.

Hoffman, L. E., & Kemp, J. L. (2008).  The psychology of racial identity development:  A look at White and African-Americans.  Paper presented at the Southwestern Social Science Association Annual Conference, Las Vegas, March 2008.

Kemp, J. L., Hoffman, L. E., Lang, S., Gray, R., Boyd, J., Jorns, L., & Schneebeli, M. (2007). Preparing teacher candidates to become culturally competent:  An exploration of racial   identity development. Panel discussion and paper presented at the Associated Colleges of Illinois Arts and Sciences Colloquium, Chicago, September 2007. 

Wiener, R. L., Richmond, T. A., Bartels, L. K., Mills, B. L., & Hurt, L. E. (2000). Sexual Harassment Judgments: The Effects of Misinformation and Case Typicality. Paper presented at the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, June, 2000.

Wiener, R. L., Hurt, L. E., Rauch, S., Warren, L., Seib, H., Kadela, K., & Hackney, A. (2000). Improving Capital Murder Jury Instructions: The Role of Procedural and Declarative Knowledge. Paper presented at the American Psychology and Law Society (APLS) Biennial Conference in New Orleans, March 2000.

Hurt, L. E. (1999). Juror Decision Making in Capital Murder Trials: A Social Cognitive Exploration of Guided Discretion. Post-Doctoral Fellowship Seminar given at Missouri Institute of Mental Health (MIMH), July 1999. 

Wiener, R. L., & Hurt, L. E. (1999). Sexual Harassment Law and the Errors People Make in Workplace Evaluations. Paper presented at the June 1999 American Psychological Society (APS) Convention in Denver, Colorado. 

Wiener, R. L., Hackney, A., Kadela, K., Rauch, S., Seib, H., Warren, L., & Hurt, L. E. (1999). The Fit and Implementation of Sexual Harassment Law to Workplace Evaluations. Paper presented at the American Psychological Society (APS) Conference in Denver, Colorado.

Wiener, R. L., Hurt, L. E., & Russell, B. (1998). Base Rate Information: Definitions of Reasonable Woman and Person Standards. Paper presented at the 1998 Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) Convention in Ann Arbor, Michigan. 

Hurt, L. E., Wiener, R. L., & Hackney, A. (1998). Evaluations of Social Sexual Conduct: Legal Standard and Evaluator Subjectivity. Paper presented at the 1998 SPSSI Convention in Ann Arbor, Michigan. 

Wiener, R. L., Hurt, L. E., & Hackney, A. (1998). Evaluations of Social Sexual Conduct at Work: Gender, Legal Standard, and Social Identification. Paper presented at the Biennial Convention of the American Psychology and Law Society (APLS) in Redondo Beach, California. 

Hurt, L. E., Wiener, R. L., & Mannen, R. K. (1998). Gender Differences in the Perception of Social-Sexual Conduct at Work: How do Workers Decide When it is Harassment and When it is not? Paper presented at the Biennial Convention of the American Psychology and Law Society (APLS) in Redondo Beach, California. 

Wiener, R. L., Hurt, L. E., Russell, B. L., & Seib, H. (1998). Knowledge of Capital Murder Law: Representations and Misconceptions of Jury Eligible Citizens. Paper presented at the Biennial Convention of the American Psychology and Law Society (APLS) in Redondo Beach, California.

Wiener, R. L., Hurt, L. E., & Mannen, R. K., (1997). Gender Differences in the Evaluation of Social-Sexual Conduct at Work. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Society (APS) in Washington, D. C.

Wiener, R. L., Hurt, L. E., & Mannen, R. K. (1997). The Reasonable Woman Standard in Sexual Harassment: An Empirical Update. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Society of Industrial Organizational Psychologists (SIOP) in St. Louis, Missouri.

Wiener, R. L., & Hurt, L. E. (1996). Invoking the Death Penalty: Individualistic and Non-Arbitrary Decision-Making. Invited Paper presented at the 60th Anniversary Convention of The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI), Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Hurt, L. E., Wiener, R. L., Thomas, S. L., Sadler, M. S., Bauer, C. A., & Sargent, T. M. (1996). The Role of Declarative and Procedural Knowledge in Capital Murder Sentencing. Paper presentation conducted at the biennial meeting of the American Psychology and Law Society (APLS), Hilton Head, SC.

Wiener, R. L., Russell, B. L., Hurt, L. E., Mannen, R. K., & Gasper, C. (1996). Ambivalent Sexism and Reasonable Woman Standard in Sexual Harassment Law: An Empirical Investigation. Paper presentation conducted at the biennial meeting of the American Psychology and Law Society (APLS), Hilton Head, SC.

Hurt, L. E., (1995). CTUP/Psi Chi Forum on Students’ Concerns about Professional Development. Invited panelist. Conducted at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association (MPA), Chicago.

Hurt, L. E., & Skitka, L. J. (1995). Men and Women in Close Relationships: What is Considered to be Equitable? Paper presentation conducted at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association (MPA), Chicago.

Wiener, R. L., & Hurt, L. E. (1995). Jury Instruction Comprehension in Death Penalty Cases: The Role of Procedural and Declarative Knowledge. Paper presentation conducted at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Society (APS), New York City.


Poster Presentations


Zambardi, G., Parreno, D., Monnin, V., Fothergill, A., Hurt, L., Bassel, A., Canard, I., & Slaughter, J. (2005). Rapid Antifungal Susceptibility Testing of medically important yeasts using a new VITEK 2 card. Poster presented at the General Meeting of the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy in Washington, DC.

Griffith, R., Doan, A., Messina-Powell, S., Hurt, L., & Ullery, M. (2004). Ertapenem, Garenoxacin, Mupirocin, and Telithromycin Testing of Gram Positive Organisms with the VITEK 2 System. Poster presented at the General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology in New Orleans.

Slaughter, J., Doan, A., Messina-Powell, S., Pyse, D., Hurt, L., & Ullery, M. (2004). Evaluation of the VITEK 2 system for the Susceptibility Testing of Gram Negative Organisms with Ertapenem and Garenoxacin. Poster presented at the General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology in New Orleans.

Russell, B., Oswald, D., & Hurt, L. E. (1998). Sexual Coercion and Love Styles: In Search of a Unifying Structure. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the Midwestern Psychological Association in Chicago.

Hurt, L. E., Palmer, S. J., Sereg, M. L., & Stephens, L. (1993). Analysis of Voter Reactions to Marital Infidelity of Political Candidates: The Role of Political Ideology, Candidate Party Affiliation, and Gender. Psi Chi Poster Presentation. Conducted at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago.