Dr. Frank D. Rohter is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Central Florida (UCF), Orlando, Florida. He was a charter faculty member and taught at UCF from 1968 to 2006. He also taught at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Florida State University and 4 years in the Chicago School System. He has two daughters (both teachers) and seven grandchildren (two of whom are teachers).
Dr. Rohter is an exercise physiologist with an expertise in the physiology of ageing. In 2012, he wrote: Ageing with Happiness. He is also an Aristoltelian scholar who wrote : Happiness and Aristotle's Truisms, 2008 -- a treatise aimed to regenerate the relevancy of Aristotle's historic (365 BC) conceptualization of the term Happiness. Complementing his professional expertise in ageing are his legendary endurance performance accomplishments, after age 59: 350 triathlons, 11 marathons, and two Hawaiian Iron Man Triathlons. And in 2000, he coauthored: Blue Collar Ironman with Michael O'Shaughnessy.
Finally, in recognition of his academic and athletic contributions to the University of Central Florida, Dr. Rohter was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame in 2005; and in 2001, a testimonial stone, in his honor, was placed in the Athletic Walk of Fame.