Professor John, also known as Unkie, and as John Andrew Suchocki, writes college and high school science textbooks. This includes his flagship textbook Conceptual Chemistry as well as four other textbooks for which he is a coauthor. John obtained his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Virginia Commonwealth University. He taught science at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and then at Leeward Community College where he recieved tenure. In addition to authoring textbooks and Styraki, John is currently an adjunct professor at Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont. He also produces science education multimedia through his company, Conceptual Productions ( You can see him teaching by visiting where his popular chemistry video lessons for college and advanced high school students are freely available. John also produces music through his recording label (

Professor John is married to Tracy and together they have three children: Ian, Evan, and Maitreya. The whole family has enjoyed working together to develop and produce Styraki, whose mission is to help bring childhood science education to the community.

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