C. Kent Clinger, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry

Kent.Clinger@lipscomb.edu

B.S. Oklahoma Christian College, Chemistry
B.B.S. Abilene Christian University, Biblical Studies
M.A. Lipscomb University, Biblical Studies
Ph.D. University of Texas, Chemistry-Biochemistry

Teaching Assignments

Introduction to Chemistry
General Chemistry I, II
Organic Chemistry I, II
Organic Chemistry Lab I, II
Analytical Chemistry
Advanced Analytical Chemistry
Instrumental Methods of Analysis
Biochemistry
Biochemistry Lab
Advanced Biochemistry
Introduction to Physical Chemistry
Chemical Literature
Chemistry Seminar
Independent Study and Research
Early Hebrew History
Johannine Literature
Luke – Acts

Additional Post-Graduate Research:

Biochemistry Department, Vanderbilt University Medical School - 1992, 1993
Environmental Research Division, Argonne National Laboratory - 1987

Additional Graduate Study:

Abilene Christian University, Bio-Organic Chemistry, 1976-1978
David Lipscomb University, Bible, 1993 - Present

Recent Publications, Presentations, and Awards

Kevin Lavender*, David Jones, Gabrielle Clayton* M. Todd Garrett*, Roy F. Jang*, Alex W. Renfro*, Margarita N. Weatherman* and Kent Clinger,  “Microwave Assisted Enzymatic Hydrolysis and Peptide Mapping in the Undergraduate Biochemistry Laboratory”.  Presented at the Tennessee Academy of Science Meeting, October, 2009.

 

Clinger, C. Kent, “The Influence of Bethany College on the Higher Criticism Debate, 1841-1891” DISCIPLIANA, 58:2, Page 45ff, (1998).

 

Lisa M. Finch, J. Matthew Luther, Scott D. Holliday, Kent Clinger, and Jon Lowrance, "Growth Conditions Allowing for Expression of Tyrosine Decarboxylase in Chromobacterium violaceum". Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Science, 72(1-2):26 (1997).

 

J. Ronald Boone, W. Craig Brown, Kent Clinger, and Timothy P. Hanusa, "Progress on the Structural Determinations of 1,1- Dihalo-2,2,3,3-Tetramethylcyclopropanes". Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Science, 70(2):36 (1995). Paper was presented at the TAS meeting in Nov. 1994.

 

Revised Chemistry chapter for Southwestern Corporation's Student Handbook, Volume IV. 1993

Clinger, K., Prince, B., and Anderson, W.F., "Isolation of Antigen-Binding Fragments of Anti-DNA Antibodies". Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Science 68(2), 44 (1993). Paper was presented at TAS meeting in Nov. 1992.

 

Solved the structure of 1,1-Dibromo-2,2,3,3-Tetramethylcyclopropane, August 1994. To be published with other similar structures.

 

Supervised the Honors Thesis of Dean L. Lenz, Wendy Wasden, Lisa M. Finch, and Stephen Flatt as well as the independent study of numerous students (see list of abstracts below). Co-supervised the Honors Thesis of W. Craig Brown.

 

Student Abstracts:

Kevin Lavender* and Kent Clinger, Improvements to the Resolution of Histidine.” Presented at the Tennessee Academy of Science Meeting, October, 2009.

David Jones, Gabrielle Clayton, M. Todd Garrett, Roy F. Jang, Kevin A. Lavender, Alex W. Renfro, Margarita N. Weatherman, and Kent Clinger, “Microwave Assisted Digestion of Cytochrome C and Analysis by SDS-PAGE and Reverse-Phase HPLC in the Undergraduate Biochemistry Laboratory”, Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Sciences, 84 (3): 60 (2009).

Todd Garrett and Kent Clinger, “The amount of Phosphoric Acid in Cola Drinks and Its effects on the Human Body”. Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Sciences, 84 (3): 60 (2009).

Kent Clinger, Derek B. Allison, and Mary Sledge, “Analysis of Aluminum Tolerance in Scorzonera Hipanica and Tragopogon Porrifolius.”  Presented at the Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Nashville, TN, November 2008.

Larry Morris, Ludine McWhinney, Kent Clinger, and Autumn Marshall, “Mineral Content of Herbal Teas.”  Presented at the Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Nashville, TN, November 2008.

Rachel Stephens* and Kent Clinger, “Histidine Decarboxylase Assay by Capillary Electrophoresis”. Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Science, 83(3-4): 60 (2008).

Katie Lynn Hickerson*, Cassie Taylor, Autumn Marshall, Ludine McWhinney, and Kent Clinger , “Anti-oxidant Content in Herbal Teas”. Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Science, 82(3-4): 92 (2007).

Kristen Burch* and Kent Clinger,  “Improvements to an Amino Acid Resolution Experiment”.  Presented at the Tennessee Academy of Science Collegiate Division – Middle Tennessee Region, April 2007.

Amy Boren, Jay Ramsey, Emily Bloemer, Kaylee Hamar, Autumn Marshall, and Kent Clinger,  “Identification Of Antioxidants In Chocolate By RP-HPLC”. Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Science, 82(3-4): 92 (2007).

Ben Kendrick, Elena Lopez, Crystal Snyder,  Megan Sprinkle, Autumn Marshall, and Kent Clinger, “Total Antioxidants In Chocolate By The Cupric Ion Reducing Power Assay”. Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Science, 82(3-4): 91 (2007).

Uzma Rahman, Vitaly Chernish, Sam Marcrom, Autumn Marshall, and Kent Clinger, “Total Phenol Content Of Various Chocolates”. Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Science, 82(3-4): 92 (2007).

Caitlin Meador, Heather Funderburg, Jonathan Wood, Autumn Marshall, and Kent Clinger, “Analysis of Antioxidants in Chocolate by the Ferric Reducing Antioxidant Power Assay”.  Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Science, 82(3-4): 92 (2007).

Jessica Bekar, Jon Lowrance, Kent Clinger, and William Tallon, "Analysis of Violacein Isolated From Alteromonas Luteoviolacea". Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Science, 79(3): 72-73 (2004).

Ludine McWhinney, Lincoln Rogers, Kimberly Hammers, Christie Clayton, Matthew Hardison, Abigale Higgs, Benjamin Holmes, and K. Clinger, “A Chemical Comparison by GC-MS of Romance for Men and Romance for Women”.  Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Science, 78(3): 89 (2003).

Emily Rath, Leslie Myers, Jon Baese, Tyler Buckley, Jason Booton, Randi Johnson, Kathryn Bussey, Brent Jackson, and K. Clinger,  “A Comparison of the Composition of a Perfume and Its Less Expensive Imitation”. Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Science, 78(3): 89 (2003).

Blake Anderton, Jessica Bekar, Megan Kiraly, Brett Murdoch, Matt Nichols, Beki Nickens, Elizabeth Setty, Jason Smith, Daniel Young, and Kent Clinger, “A Lake Study in General Chemistry Laboratory”.  Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Science, 76(3): 74 (2001).


Jason Cobb, Katie Hartigan, Mary Langham, Sarah Lavender, Rob Nichols, David Peery, Justin Usery, and Kent Clinger, “A Kinetic Analysis of a Digestive Enzyme”.  Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Science, 76(3): 75 (2001).

 

Wendy D. Wasden, Barry N. Lumpkins, Jacqueline K. McGee, Paul B. Hillesheim, and Kent Clinger, "The Isolation of Polyphenol Oxidase from Scorzonera hispanica". Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Science, 72(3-4): 78 (1997).

 

Scott D. Holliday, Kent Clinger, and Jon Lowrance, "The Detection of a Tyrosine Decarboxylase Activity in Chromobacterium violaceum". Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Science, 71(4): 100 (1996).

 

Mark Hollingsworth and Kent Clinger, "A Series of Undergraduate Laboratory Experiments Using the a-Galactosidase from a Commercially Available Product". Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Science, 71(4): 100 (1996).

 

Barry Lumpkins, Amanda A. Akin, Michael G. Andrews, Kimberly Frazier, Jacqueline K. McGee, and Kent Clinger,"Identification and Preliminary Kinetic Analysis of Polyphenol Oxidase in Black Salsify (Scorzonera hispanicum)". Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Science, 71(4): 100 (1996).

 

Barry N. Lumpkins and Kent Clinger, "Quantitation of Steam Distillation of Essential Oils in the Organic Chemistry Laboratory". Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Science, 70(3-4):98 (1995).

 

Melissa Daggett, Douglas King, Brandon Potter, Jason James, Ashley Morgan, Jon Tomei, and Kent Clinger, "Detection and Preliminary Kinetic Analysis of Polyphenol Oxidase in Salsify (Tragopogon porrifolius)". Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Science, 70(3-4):98 (1995).

 

W. Craig Brown, J. Ronald Boone, Kent Clinger, and Timothy P. Hanusa, "Synthesis and Preliminary X-ray Data for 1,1-Dibromo-2,2,3,3-Tetramethylcyclopropane". Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Science, 69(3-4):85 (1994).

Dean L. Lenz and Kent Clinger, "Purification of Stem Bromelain, a Thiol-Protease Found in Pineapple". Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Science, 68(4):129 (1993).

 

Johnetta Prather and Kent Clinger, "The Examination of the Three-Dimensional Structures of Papain and Actinidin and Their Relationship to Bromelain". Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Science, 68(4):129-130 (1993).