Justin P’Pool, Ph.D.

“My desire is for my students to not only develop mastery of course material, but to become independent thinkers and lifelong learners. I want them to love learning for learning’s sake.”


Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., University of Alabama – Tuscaloosa, AL
  • B.S., University of Kentucky – Lexington, KY

Year Joined Franklin



My expertise is in organic chemistry and my interests are in the synthesis of natural products as well as transition metal mediated reactions

What Students Say

“The best thing about P’Pool is that he explains chemistry in a friendly way by sharing experiences, stories, and by relating chemistry to life.” – anonymous class evaluation

Something My Colleagues Don’t Know About Me

In my spare time I am pursuing a Master of Divinity degree to enter into Christian ministry in some capacity.