Dr. Ropski is a graduate of Gannon College(78) with a degree in Biology and teaching certification in high school Biology. He then taught high school Biology at Elk County Christian High School In St. Mary's, Pa for one year. He spent 1979-84 at Indiana State University getting his doctorate in Ecology while studying hibernation in the Meadow Jumping Mouse...and met Mrs Ropski who also teaches at Gannon!. Dr. Ropski has been back at his alma mater since 1984. Hobbies include being a referee for college and high school soccer and partipating in shows at the Erie Playhouse (his favorite one was as Mr Banks in Mary Poppins!) He also works for a local Murder Mystery company and does dinner theatre for them and is the proud dad of daughter Meg who is a vet (and Gannon grad) and son Nathanle,l who is an adjunct professor at Gannon and works full time in admissions. He passes the winters in Erie by being a devoted Erie Otters hockey fan.
Animal Form and Function (Biol 124)
Ecosystem Biology and Evolution and Lab (Biol 126 and 127)
Vertebrate Zoology and Lab (Biol 324 and 325)
Wildlife Management and Lab (Biol 326 and 327)
Ecology of Yellowstone National Park
First Year Seminar
American Society of Mammalogists-life member.
Pennsylvania Academy of Sciences-life memeber.
Tri Beta National Biology Honor Society
Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Wildlife Society-life member and past president.
Past President of the Board of Directors of the Erie Playhouse
Past Treasurer of the NW Pa Chapter of High School Soccer Referees
Past Chair of CNRAC (Cititzen's Advisory Council to Department of Conservation and Natural Resources)
Reader, Usher, Youth Leader, Eucharisitic Minister and lay preacher at St Stephen's Church
Past Chair of the Mammal Technical Committee of Pennsylvania
Chair of the Board of Directors of Environment Erie