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Dr. Erik Rothacker

Science Teacher, Metro Early College High School (MECHS)

Dr. Erik Rothacker

Dr. Rothacker grew up in Ohio, and after Graduation from high school he joined the Army and was stationed in Germany for 2 years. He began his college career at the University of Maryland in Augsburg, Germany, and completed a Bachelor’s and Master’s of science degree at DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois. In 2000, he returned to Ohio to work on his Ph.D. in evolutionary molecular ecology and phylogenetics. Dr. Rothacker is a broadly trained biologist with significant teaching experience as a teaching associate, lecturer, and professor at OSU and a number of regional universities in the field of Biology. Dr. Rothacker has a strong commitment to the education and the development of STEM students. He truly enjoys teaching biology, and has a passion for science that he shares in the classroom. In his spare time he loves to garden and take care of his orchid collection.

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