Dr. Valentine has B.S. degrees in both Biology and Chemistry from Centenary College of Louisiana; M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from The University of Mississippi in Medicinal Chemistry. He retired in 2008 from the University of Arkansas, College of Medicine, where he served for 19-years as Professor of Pediatrics, Pharmacology, and Myeloma Research and the last 5-years as Chairman of the Institutional Review Board at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences which oversaw all the human research in the various colleges and affiliated Veterans’ Hospitals. Prior to that Dr. Valentine was a faculty member at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine (Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Lecturer in Medicine) and Oral Roberts University School of Medicine in Tulsa, Oklahoma (Associate and Full Professor and Chairman of Pharmacology). At all the academic institutions where Dr. Valentine served as a faculty member he also directed Toxicology laboratories and had active research programs in the fields of drugs of abuse, performing and developing analytical techniques for determining drugs of abuse, and correlating levels found in humans with behavioral effects.
Dr. Valentine was a pioneer in utilizing gas and liquid chromatography for analysis of human physiological fluids and tissues. Dr. Valentine has published 59 articles in peer-reviewed scientific and medical literature, 12 monographs in forensic newsletters, 14 chapters in books and is co-author of 3 books. He has presented at many scientific meetings on the correlation of drug use and behavioral effects in relationship to levels determined in physiological fluids both in living and post-mortem situations. Dr. Valentine has testified in numerous civil and criminal trials, and administrative hearings concerning drug findings and has been qualified as an expert witness in 28 different states as well as Federal courts and military court martial proceedings. Dr. Valentine now serves as a consultant in medical pharmacology and toxicology. Dr. Valentine is also a commercially rated pilot and a Certified Flight Instructor.