Alec Brown, PhD

Associate Professor

Dr. Brown teaches introductory and advanced courses in chemistry, specializing in teaching organic chemistry and using active-learning in both the lecture and laboratory classroom.

Education and Training

  • PhD, Boston College, Chemistry
  • BS, Juniata College, Chemistry

I try to engage my students and ask them to think. I try to inspire students to seek out answers to questions and to never be afraid to ask questions. Nobody falls asleep in my classroom, as I am always running around and working closely with my students to help enable their learning. I am actively trying to be as far away from a traditional classroom as possible, so that my students are engaged and I can keep teaching/learning fun!

Dr. Brown, on what makes him an interesting teacher

Research Interests

Dr. Brown is interested in helping students pursue asking questions without preordained answers in the laboratory, even in a classroom setting.

Currently, he is exploring how to develop modular synthetic strategies towards the development of carbazole centered ligands for metal sensing and catalysis.

More About Dr. Brown

Courses Taught

Organic Chemistry I Lecture and Lab
Organic Chemistry II Lecture and Lab
General Chemistry I Lab
General Chemistry II Lecture and Lab
Chemical Research I
Chemical Research II

Professional Memberships

American Chemical Society


Alec Brown

Lewis Hall 315B
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803

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