John Ropp

John  Ropp
  • PhD Student
  • School of Criminal Justice
  • MA 2019, Boise State University
  • BA 2016, Weber State University
  • BS 2016, Weber State University
  • 139 Baker Hall
  • 655 Auditorium Rd.
  • East Lansing, MI 48824
  • (517) 353-5150


Curriculum Vitae


John began the Criminal Justice doctoral program in 2019. He married his sweetheart, Kimber, in 2018 and together they have one son, Neil. John grew up mostly in the Western United States and has lived in California, Arizona, Utah, Mexico, and Idaho. He enjoys playing soccer, mountain biking, and writing poetry. John is an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and loves serving in his community whenever possible. John began his career in criminal justice working for the Utah State Courts and his experiences with the court system inspired him to attend graduate school. He is primarily interested in researching the relationship between the public and local courts, but also researches sentencing, child sexual abuse, sexual deviance, and human trafficking. His experience with the courts and various legislative organizations in both Utah and Idaho have instilled in him a passion for public service, lawmaking, and politics.