Gene Roche

Gene Roche
  • Executive Professor of Higher Education

About Gene Roche

Gene Roche is Executive Professor of Higher Education at the College of William & Mary in Virginia, joining the faculty full-time with 30 years experience in college and university administration. He teaches courses in the EdD inquiry core, including data-driven decision-making and action research, and is working closely with other faculty in launching William & Mary’s college teaching certificate. He also teaches courses in technology planning for administrators, adult learning and emerging technologies in education.

As faculty director for the School of Education’s Technology Integration Center, he works closely with a team of instructional technology specialists, engineers and graduate assistants to conduct research within the School of Education and across the College on innovative teaching and learning strategies and methods. His personal research interests include practice-based learning in the professions, the use of technology to enhance personal productivity, and the use of technology-enhanced learning by older adults.

Gene completed his AB degree at Hamilton College and his MS and EdD degrees at Syracuse University--all in the snow belt of upstate New York. Before coming to William & Mary, he was the Director of Career Services at Hamilton College and taught in graduate programs in Adult Education at Syracuse University and Elmira College.

Posts by Gene Roche

What Should Our Students Remember

"Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future." It's been two weeks since we kicked off this year's university teaching project--two weeks largely filled with

Faculty Blogging – My Beat

Back when I was in journalism school–writing my stories for Daily Texan on a IBM Selectric–everyone was expected to develop a "beat." Your beat might

What Story Does Your Class Tell?

In preparing for a presentation on course planning for Blackboard last week, I came upon a great course design tip sheet at the Derek Bok

All About Time

This is the point in the year when many of us in the academic community begin to think really seriously about time. When

Course Planning for Emerging Technology

A colleague of mine recently likened the course planning process to what goes on inside a sausage factory: Over a century ago, the German statesman

The Importance of Finishing the Job

Some time ago I was responsible for a camp in the Ardirondacks with a big dam that controlled our lake. One summer we had some

How Much is Enough? Focused Research

One of my students came back to visit me after more than a year working with African refugees. During the time that he was away,

Writing Strategically (Part Two)

This is a quick follow-up to my last post about choosing a writing strategy for your for your blog. In the last post, I talked about

Writing Strategically (Part One)

This is a part of a series of posts I’m doing in anticipation of my new role as a member of the community of official bloggers