Dr. Jojo Joseph earned his B.S. Chemistry from Kannur University, and M.S. Chemistry from Mahatma Gandhi University in India. He earned a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from The University of Akron in 2013. He served as a post-doctoral research associate at The Ohio State University. After his post-doctoral research, he joined Urbana University as an Assistant Professor and moved to Fairmont State University in 2020.
At Fairmont State, he primarily teaches Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry courses. Dr. Joseph is a strong advocate of student-centered active learning and continually strives to inspire students. Dr. Joseph’s research interests include organic photochemistry, reactive intermediates, computational chemistry, and environmental chemistry. He mentored several undergraduate research projects. His research efforts have led to several peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations. Besides his teaching and research interests, he is passionate about promoting STEM programs among students and the community. Dr. Joseph is part of a team that was recently awarded a six-year NSF S-STEM grant to promote STEM education in Appalachia.
Outside work, Dr. Joseph enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. He is also into gardening and fishkeeping.