Dr. John P. Morgan, Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania,

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

             About Professor Morgan       

Office:  Hartline 240, 389-5316

Office Hours for Fall 2016:  MW 12-1 pm; Tues 11 am-1 pm; Thurs 1-2 pm and by appointment

Courses taught on a regular basis:  (a full list of courses is available upon request)

       52.115 Chemistry for the Sciences 1

       52.230 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry (with Laboratory)

       52.231 Organic Chemistry 1 (with Laboratory)

      52.232 Organic Chemistry 2 (with Laboratory)

Teaching Interests

        My training lies in organic chemistry, with a particular emphasis on metal-catalyzed organic reactions.  As such my teaching interests lie in organic chemistry, total synthesis, catalysis, and organometallics.  At Bloomsburg University my main focus lies in biologically relevant organic chemistry, including a heavy dose of "green" chemical methods.

Research Interests 

        Research in my group focuses on reactivity and organic synthesis, both broadly defined.  My particular interests lie in the growing field of chemical catalysis using small organic molecules as catalysts.  A particular emphasis is placed on highly reactive species that are kept "dormant" until they are "unmasked" in the reaction pot by application of a stimulus such as heat or light.  Further information on my research interests is coming to this location near you.

Research Laboratory:  Hartline Science Center 250