Education & Academic Appointments
Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, East Tennessee State University, 2007-Present
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, The Citadel, 2002-2007
Adjunct Faculty, Masters of Environmental Science Program, College of Charleston, 2003-2007
PhD, Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences, The University of Georgia, 2002
BS, Chemistry, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 1998
T. Melton, S. Brown, “The Fate of Sulfamethazine in Sodium Hypochlorite Treated Drinking Water: Monitoring by LC-MSn-IT-TOF.” International Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. vol. 2012, Article ID 693903, 6 pages, 2012. doi:10.1155/2012/693903.
S.D. Brown, “Methods for Confirmatory Analysis of Methamphetamine in Biological Samples.” Book chapter in: Methamphetamine: Abuse, Health Effects, and Treatment Options. Nova Science Publishers, New York, 2012, ISBN 978-1-62100-244-4.
S. Brown, J. Connor, N. Smallwood, and R. Lugo, “Quantification of lansoprazole in oral suspension by ultra-high performance liquid chromatography hybrid ion-trap time-of-flight mass spectrometry.” International Journal of Analytical Chemistry. Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 832414, doi:10.1155/2011/832414.
S. Harirforoosh, J.B. Bossaer, S.D. Brown, B.B. Pond, V.P. Ramsauer, and D.S. Roane, “Plagiarism Among Applicants for Faculty Positions (Letter to Editor).” American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 75 (10), 211, 2011.
S. D. Brown, B. B. Pond, and K.A. Creekmore, “Use of a Case-Based Toxicology Elective to Enhance Student Learning in Pharmacotherapy.” American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 75 (6), Article 118, 2011.
D. Stewart, S. Brown, and C. Clavier, “Survey of Active Learning Processes Used in US Colleges of Pharmacy.” American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 75 (4), Article 68, 2011.
J.L. Little, C.D. Cleven, and S.D. Brown, “Identification of ‘Known Unknowns’ Utilizing Accurate Mass Data and Chemical Abstract Services Databases.” Journal of the American Society of Mass Spectrometry. 22, 348-359, 2011.
S.D. Brown and T.C Melton, “Trends in Bioanalytical Methods for Club Drugs: 2000-2010.” Biomedical Chromatography. 25, 300-321, 2011.
S. Brown, “A Process-Oriented Guided Inquiry Approach to Teaching Medicinal Chemistry.” American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 74 (7) Article 121, 2010.
My research focuses on bioanalytical method development and validation using liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS). I am also interested in applications of LC-MS/MS for de novo structure eludication and metabolomics. My recent work involves the use of LC-MS to study drug stability in pediatric formulations, enantioselective partitioning of chiral drugs across the blood-brain barrier, and the chemical fate of antibiotic contaminants in drinking water.
I am also interested in the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL), especially as it applies to utilizing active learning strategies in pharmacy education. Recently, I have studied the use of Process-Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) in teaching medicinal chemistry. I use POGIL, case-based teaching, and other collaborative learning strategies in my classroom.
Courses I Teach
- PMSC 4124: Principles of Medicinal Chemistry
- PMSC 7202: Introduction to Toxicology
- PMSC 3235: Pharmaceutics & Biopharmaceutics
- PMSC 7204 - 7206: Pharmaceutical Sciences Research I - III