John Suchocki, Ph.D.

John Suchocki, Ph.D.

John Suchocki is author of Conceptual Chemistry as well as a coauthor of other “conceptual” science textbooks used by colleges and high schools world wide. He obtained his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Virginia Commonwealth University, which was followed by a two year postdoctorate in pharmacology at the Medial College of Virginia. He taught chemistry at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and then at Leeward Community College where he received tenure and was highly active in the development of distance learning programs and student-centered learning curricula. In addition to authoring textbooks, John teaches as a visiting professor at various colleges including St. Michael’s College, Texas Tech University, and most recently Weber State University. John is founder/CEO of Conceptual Academy an online video-centered science learning platform now used by a growing number of colleges and high schools, including homeschools and co-ops. John is a regular contributor to the SEA magazine featuring meaningful hands-on science activities that can be performed at home.  He maintains the popular Conceptual Academy YouTube channel, which features select Conceptual Academy science video lessons for the general public. He is co-host of the Conceptual Academy Big Picture Podcast series with his wife Tracy, who has a strong background in environmental science and childhood education. On the side John is the author and illustrator of science-oriented children’s books found at An avid songwriter he also produces music, which can be found through Mostly, he is the proud husband to Tracy with their three adventuresome children: Ian, Evan, and Maitreya now all within their college years.

June 27, 2021
4:10pm EST/1:10pm PST

Ask a Scientist

Do you or your students have a question you would like to ask a scientist? Join our panel of scientists, Blair Lee, M.S., John Suchocki, Ph.D., and Dr. Daniel Fried, for this open Q&A.
This is an all ages session.

June 26, 2021
2:50pm EST/11:50pm PST

Conceptual Academy

Join us for a Virtual Vendor Booth with live Q&A to learn all about Conceptual Academy.