John Wasacz

Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry


  • PHD, University of Pennsylvania

Courses Taught

CHEM 319      Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 320      Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 460      Chemical Research
CHEM 461      Chemical Research

  • Research

    Spectral interpretation of organic compounds; organic synthesis

  • Publications and Scholarly Activities

    Spectroscopic Identification of Organic Compounds (2009)

    Synthon Approach to Organic Synthesis (2009)

    Understanding Key Topics in Organic Chemistry (2003)  

  • Professional Experience and Memberships

    Professional Experience

    Manhattan College, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Assistant Professor 1969-1974, Associate Professor 1974-1982, Professor 1982- present, Interim Dean, School of Science, 2010-2011



    American Chemical Society Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences in America, treasurer and member of Board of Directors, 2005-2011 Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, member of National Board of Directors, 1983-1989

  • Honors, Awards, and Grants

    Honors & Awards

    • The Distinguished Lasallian Educator Award


    • National Science Foundation Faculty Fellowship, 1975- 1977
    • Pew Undergraduate Program in Science Education Grant, 1993