Johnson K. Agbo

Johnson Agbo, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone: 843-349-2759 Email: Office Hours:

Office hours: by appointment



Ph.D., Chemical Physics, University of Nevada, Reno
M.Sc., Mathematics (Attempted), KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana
B.Sc. (Honors), Mathematics, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana
Diploma, Mathematics Education, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana

Agbo Johnson's vita

Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor, Coastal Carolina University
  • Assistant Professor, Coastal Carolina University
  • Assistant Professor, Sterling College
  • Graduate Teaching and Research Assistant, The University of Nevada
  • Teacher, Upward Bound Program, The University of Nevada
  • Teacher, Yaa Asantewaa Girls' High School (Kumasi, Ghana)
  • Visiting Lecturer, University of College Education (Kumasi, Ghana)
  • Teacher, Holy Child Girls' High School (Cape Coast, Ghana)
  • Visiting Lecturer, University of Cape Coast (Cape Coast, Ghana)


Johnson Agbo, Ph.D. is an associate professor of physical chemistry at Coastal Carolina University. In this capacity, he has been effectively teaching general chemistry, physical chemistry, and chemical kinetics since 2013. He holds a Ph.D. in chemical physics from the University of Nevada Reno and was an assistant professor of physics and chemistry at Sterling College in Sterling, Kansas, before assuming his current position at CCU.

A native of Ghana, Agbo graduated with a BSc (Hons) in mathematics and a diploma in science education from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. Before advancing to pursue a Ph.D. in chemical physics, Agbo also attempted a master's degree in mathematics at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi, Ghana, but could not defend his thesis as a result of the demise of his advisor and the timely offer of admission to the University of Nevada, Reno.

Agbo has extensive experience teaching mathematics, physics, and chemistry. Besides being an associate professor of physical chemistry, his Ph.D. program equipped him well enough to teach physics and chemistry up to the university level, and he can confidently teach courses in general physics, classical mechanics, thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, quantum mechanics, molecular spectroscopy, chemical kinetics, and nuclear chemistry.

In addition to his teaching, Agbo conducted extensive research in energy transfer in biological molecules. He mentored several students in undergraduate research during his graduate studies at the University of Nevada and supervised two undergraduate students at Coastal Carolina University on their senior projects in energetics and isomerization kinetics of small molecules.

Agbo is an active member of the American Chemical Society.