Journal of Laboratory Chemical Education

Journal of Laboratory Chemical Education is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal describing the furthering of chemical education via effective laboratory experiences. Educational laboratory experiences at the high school and undergraduate level provide a critical component of a high quality, practical education in chemistry. Laboratory chemical education is broadly defined as laboratory experiences in all traditional areas of chemistry including– but not limited to– organic chemistry, physical chemistry, analytical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, biochemistry, electrochemistry, polymer chemistry, forensic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, environmental chemistry, and computational chemistry. Articles considered for publication include: original educational laboratory experimentation articles, review-type articles (see below), and short letters detailing educational laboratory experiment improvements or safety issues.

Dr. John Shugart

Editorial Board Member of Journal of Laboratory Chemical Education

Visiting Professor, Kennesaw State University, USA

Research Areas

Organic Chemistry


2008Ph.D.Emory University, Atlanta, GA
2003M.S.Emory University, Atlanta, GA
2000B.S.Berry College, Mount Berry, GA


CurrentVisiting Professor, Kennesaw State University
2010-2011Assistant Professor, Lee University
2007-2009Visiting Professor, Berry College
2001-2003Teaching Assistant, Emory University


American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Publications: Conferences/Workshops/Symposiums/Journals/Books

[1]  Shugart, E. A.; Elsbree, K; Frye, T.; VanderWilp, J. A.; Shugart, J. H. Exploration of carbohydrate purification and enzyme kinetics through commercially available material. Chemical Educator. Vol. 16 (2011) pp 26-28.027.
[2]  Breton, Gary W.; Kinzer, Dwight; Shugart, John H. A heated cuvette holder for fiber-optic ultraviolet-visible spectrophotometers. Chemical Educator (2003), 8(3),199-200.
[3]  Breton, Gary W.; Shugart, John H. Thermal Decomposition of a Series of 1,2-Diazetines. Journal of Organic Chemistry (2003), 68(22), 8643-8649.
[4]  Breton, Gary W.; Shugart, John H.; Hughey, C. A.; Conrad, B. P.; Perala, S. M. Use of cyclic allylic bromides in the zinc-mediated aqueous Barbier-Grignard reaction. Molecules (2001), 6(8), 655-662.
[5]  Breton, Gary W.; Shugart, John H.; Hughey, C. A.; Perala, S. M.; Hicks, A. D. Synthesis of 1- 1,2-diazetines via a Diels-Alder cycloaddition approach. Organic Letters (2001), 3(20), 3185-3187.
[6]  Shugart, J. H.; and Shugart E. A. Chemistry Lab: Use of readily available lactaid and glucometers to test the purification and kinetics of lactose from milk 60th SERMACS, Nashville, TN, United States, Nov. 12-15 (2008). SERM-027
[7]  Shugart, J. H.; Conrad, B.; Breton, G. W. The Aqueous Barbier Reaction 51st ACS Southeast Regional Meeting. Knoxville, TN, United States, October 17-20 (1999).
[8]  Shugart, J.H. Synthesis and properties of unnatural amino acids developed for biomaterials Oak Ridge National Laboratories, Center for Nanophase Materials Science. Oak Ridge, TN, United States (2011). Invited seminar.
[9]  Shugart, J. H. Development of green chemistry methodologies for the oxidation of small ring nitrogen heterocycles 64th SERMACS, Raleigh, NC, United States, Nov. 14-17 (2012). SERM-1029.