Gene Roche is responsible for working with the academic technologists, engineers and the lab-classroom team to help enhance teaching and learning at the College. The AIS group provides discipline-specific support for instruction and research in the social sciences, humanities, physical and life sciences, School of Education, and the School of Law. Members of the AIS staff also manage a portfolio of institutional and individual projects to leverage technology in improving instruction and research. In September 2013, Gene was appointed by the Provost to serve as the Director of University E-Learning Initiatives.
Gene also has an academic appointment as Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Education, teaching courses in educational technology planning, emerging technology, and adult education. He is an active member of the EPPL faculty, working with students on independent study, dissertations and comprehensive exams, serves on search committees and takes on the occasional other administrative task.
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 and Mary, he was the Director of Career Services at Hamilton and taught in graduate programs in Adult Education at Syracuse University and Elmira College. He occasionally blogs and sporadically updates his personal web page.