Henry Russell


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University of Delaware, B.S.

Chemistry, 1963, University of Delaware, M.S.

Organic Chemistry, 1965, University of Virginia, Ph.D.

Organic Chemistry 1973


Johnson C. Smith University (1979-Present)

head, Department of Chemistry & Physics (79-90). Responsible for efficient operation of department of from 3-5 faculty. Professor of Chemistry (1991-Pres) - responsible for all aspects of lecture and laboratory preparation for organic chemistry, general chemistry (infrequently) and sections of General Education science courses. Chemistry majors and prepharmacy advisor. Member of various university committees. Minority Biomedical Research Support (MBRS) Program principal investigator (81-97); MBRS-SCORE PI (2003-07); MBRS-RISE TARE Coordinator (02-03); Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) Honors Program Advisor (1980-2002). 1990 Par Excellence Teacher.

University of Virginia (1968-1973)

Freshman chemistry instructor for two years. In charge of four - 20 student recitation sections. Organic chemistry laboratory instructor for three semesters.

U.S. Naval Academy (1966-1968)

Instructor of chemistry for over two years (assistant professor level at civilian rank). Responsible for lecture, laboratory and all classroom preparation for three 20-student sections per semester. Collateral duties included teaching seamanship and tactics and sailing during the summer and after classes during the semesters. Received two commendations for outstanding performance of duty.


Johnson C. Smith University - MBRS Program (1981-1991) - "Synthesis of Melatonin Analogs as Potential Cell Mitosis Inhibitors," (1991-1997) - "Incorporation of the Indole Ring into 4-Quinolone Antimicrobials," and "Synthetic Approaches to Biologically Significant Indoles" in general. MBRS-SCORE Program (8/03 -8/07) "Synthesis of Biologically Significant, Fused, Medium-size Ring Heterocycles."

Responsible for management of the projects and the guidance and training of associated research assistants plus any selected students in an undergraduate laboratory research environment.

Univ. of Wollongong, NSW, Australia, Feb.-July, 1997. Visiting Senior Fellow, Fogarty Minority International Research Training Program. May-July, 1998. Visiting Professorial Fellow. Feb.-July, 1999. Visiting Professorial Fellow, MIRT Program. "Synthesis of Novel, Indole-fused, Medium-size Ring Heterocycles of Potential Pharmacological Interest."

American Cyanamid Co. (1973-1979) - Chemical process maintenance, development and cost reduction on a variety of pharmaceuticals, fine chemicals, animal health products, dyes and chemical intermediates.

University of Virginia (1968-1973) PhD Student Dissertation: "Synthesis of 2-Acylindole Precursors of Potential Alkaloid, Anticancer Compounds." Developed new nitrogen protecting group for indole metallation reactions.

U.S. Naval Academy (1965-1968) - Collaborated with Dr. Samuel P. Massie on the synthesis of potential antimalarial compounds.

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