Melanie K. Gustafson-Ropski

Instructor, Biology Department
Phone: 814-871-7790
Office: Z 250
gustafso003@gannon.edu

  • Courses Taught
  • Educational History
  • Honor Societies
  • Professional Experience
  • Publications
  • Service

Courses Taught

  • Molecular and Cellular Biology Lab (BIOL123)
  • Animal Form and Function Lab (BIOL125)
  • First Year Seminar (BIOL100)

Educational History

  • Montana State University, B.S., 1982
  • Indiana State University, M.A., 1985

Honor Societies

  • Phi Eta Sigma, National First Year Honor Society, Advisor (2011 to present)
  • Beta Beta Beta, National Biology Honor Society, Honorary Graduate Member

Professional Experience

  • Instructor, Gannon University, Biology Department, Erie, PA (1985 to present)
  • Instructor, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Biology Department, Edinboro, PA (2002 to 2006)
  • Administrative and Research Assistant, Mercyhurst College, Biology Department, Erie, PA (1985 to 1988)

Publications

  • Laboratory Exercises for Molecular and Cellular Biology Lab (BIOL123) - First through Ninth Editions (1989 to present)
  • Laboratory Exercises for Animal Form and Function Lab (BIOL125) - First through Eighth Editions (1989 to present)
  • Laboratory Exercises for Diversity and Population Biology Lab (SA127) (1999)
  • Laboratory Exercises for Human Anatomy & Physiology I Lab (BIOL116) (1996, 1997, 1999)
  • Laboratory Exercises for Human Anatomy & Physiology II Lab (BIOL118) (1997)
  • Gustafson-Ropski M, Ropski SJ, Stacey PB.  1989.  Genetic Differentiation in a Population of Rock Squirrels (Spermophilus variegatus, Sciuridae) in Central New Mexico.  Southwestern Naturalist 34(3):424-427

Service

Biology Department:

  • Freshman Lab Coordinator
  • Advisor - Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Veterinary, and Biology students

University:

  • Advisor - Phi Eta Sigma, national honor society for freshman
  • Advisor - Pre-Veterinary Club
  • Gannon's Invitation to Volunteer Everywhere (GIVE) Day
  • TreeVitalize

Community:

  • St. Stephen's Episcopal Church - Lector, Stewardship Co-Chair (2014 to present), past Vestry member
  • Sisters of St. Joseph Annual Thanksgiving Dinner - serve meals
  • Habitat for Humanity - assist in faith builds each year
  • Second Harvest Food Bank - pack boxes for distribution
  • CROP Walk