Jason Roche

Jason Roche

Associate Professor of Communication Studies

Jason Roche
Contact Info:
Campus: McNichols Campus
Building: Briggs
Room: 111
Phone: 313-993-1092
Jason Roche
Areas of Expertise:
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Detroit Documentary Films
Electronic Media
Media Ethics
Tiger Stadium


  • M.A., Syracuse University
  • B.A., Geneseo State University
  • A.A., Cayuga Community College


Jason Roche teaches courses in audio production, video production (studio and field), visual communication, electronic music production, fundamentals of speech, mass media and documentary film production. Roche's research includes documentary film production and media content analyses.

His most recent documentary, Stealing Home was named best feature documentary at the 2014 Detroit Dreaming Film Festival and won the Best of the Festival award at the 2014 Freep Film Fest. The film was a 2014 selection for the 9th annual Baseball Film Festival at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York. In 2016 Stealing Home was nominated for a Michigan Emmy Award. In 2017 Roche published a chapter titled "Preserving Its Baseball History" in the book Why Detroit Matters: Decline, Renewal, and Hope in a Divided City (Brian Doucet, ed., 2017. Policy Press. Bristol, UK and Chicago, US). Professor Roche has been experimenting with cell phone video documentaries. In 2021 he completed a feature length documentary about his family's 2020 year. He used his experiences to develop a course in cell phone video production.

Between 2012 to 2015, Roche served as director of The Honors Program at University of Detroit Mercy. He holds an associate of arts from Cayuga Community College, a Bachelor of Arts from Geneseo State University of New York and a Master of Arts from Syracuse University. Roche joined the UDM faculty in 2009.