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Robert Melvin Ross

Robert Melvin Ross, American biology educator, researcher. Served with United States Navy, 1971-1975. National Science Foundation travel grantee, 1985; Member American Ornithologists Union, Animal Behavior Society, American Society Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Alliance for Wetlands and Wildlife, Sigma Xi (secretary/treasurer Western Pennsylvania club 1985-1986, vice president 1986-1987, president 1987-1988).

Background

  • Ross, Robert Melvin was born on June 25, 1949 in Greenville, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Harold Seymour and Carol June (Eckley) R. Bachelor, Thiel College, 1971.

  • Education

    • Graduate teaching assistant University Hawaii, Honolulu, 1977-1980, assistant professor zoology, 1983, visiting summer professor zoology, 1987.

    Career

    • Research assistant University Guam Marine Laboratory, Mangilao, 1975-1976. Graduate teaching assistant University Hawaii, Honolulu, 1977-1980, assistant professor zoology, 1983, visiting summer professor zoology, 1987. Resident scientist, Kaneohe, 1982.

      Adjunct professor biology Thiel College, Greenville, Pennsylvania, since 1984. Instructor marine life Sea-Trek Cruises, Kaneohe, 1980. County coordinator Pennsylvania Breeding Bird Atlas Project, Mercer County, since 1987.

      Co-founder, secretary-treasurer Brucker Great Blue Heron Sanctuary, since 1986.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Lutheran

    Membership

    Served with United States Navy, 1971-1975. National Science Foundation travel grantee, 1985. Member American Ornithologists Union, Animal Behavior Society, American Society Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Alliance for Wetlands and Wildlife, Sigma Xi (secretary/treasurer Western Pennsylvania club 1985-1986, vice president 1986-1987, president 1987-1988).

    Personality

    Interests

    Birdwatching, camping, skin diving.

    Connections

    • father: Harold Seymour Bachelor
    • mother: Carol June (Eckley) R. Bachelor
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    Born June 25, 1949
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