If you ask almost anyone on campus, “Who’s Dr. Ropski?,” they’ll probably be able to tell you he’s a well-loved, zany professor who has a passion for the environment and for Gannon students. However, while a lot of students know how successful Dr. Steve Ropski is in biological research, they might not know all of these interesting facts about him:

Hometown: Erie, Pennsylvania

High school: Cathedral Prep

Favorite color: Green

Favorite movies: “Blues Brothers” and “Jurassic Park I, II, & III”

Favorite TV shows: “The Amazing Race” and “The Andy Griffith Show”

Favorite fiction author: Clive Cussler

Favorite sports teams: Columbus Crew (soccer) & Erie Otters (hockey)

Something about me people would be surprised to know: I am a professional actor and do dinner theater murder mysteries.

Something I collect: Soccer t-shirts from around the world.

If I were an animal, I’d be: An osprey.

If I were a superhero, my superpower would be: Get people to volunteer at charities.

Favorite place on campus: One Green World Café

Favorite place in Erie: The lagoons on Presque Isle.

Somebody I admire at Gannon: My wife. She works so hard for Gannon and does full-time work as a part-time employee.

A song title that best fits my life: “Colorado Rocky Mountain High” by John Denver

My favorite food: Eggplant parmesan

Check out other facts about Gannon’s faculty and staff here.