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Dr. Paul Rothrock

Earth and Environmental Science (EES)



Professor of Earth & Environmental Science & Biology

Office Location: Randall 105
Phone: (765) 998-5152

Specialties: Plant systematics, taxonomy



PhD, Botany, Pennsylvania State University, 1976
MS, Botany, Pennsylvania State University, 1973
BA, Zoology, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, 1970

Why I Came to Taylor:

I was attracted to Taylor by the community of Christian scholars and the calling to work closely with motivated young people.

Advice to Incoming Students:

In preparation for college, one can never have had too much science and mathematics in your high school curriculum. While at Taylor: go the extra mile to find research and summer work or volunteer experiences that relate to your discipline. Always: love the Lord with all your heart, mind, and soul. 


  • Music (both to play at home and to attend live concerts)
  • Wildflower gardening
  • Photography