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Director of The Honors Program at UDM

Jason J. Roche Jason

Jason Roche grew up in Auburn, NY, home of Harriet Tubman and William Seward.  After graduating cum laude from Geneseo State University of New York in 1991 he completed his master’s degree at Syracuse University in 1994.  While teaching  part time at Cayuga Community College, Roche worked full time as a reporter and anchor, winning an Edward R. Murrow Award with the news team at WSYR in Syracuse in 2000.  Since that year he has been teaching full time at universities in upstate New York and at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA.  He moved to University of Detroit Mercy in 2009.  Professor Roche produces documentary films and records and produces electronic music.  He is also a third degree black belt in Beikokujin Soo Do, an eclectic American martial art.  

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