Mark Roche

❍ Field of current or former occupation: Academia
❍ Email: [email protected]


Question: What is your current occupation and where do you live? Please briefly describe your duties and responsibilities. How long have you been at this position?

Mark Roche: Professor of German and Concurrent Professor of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame. Former Dean of Arts and Letters, University of Notre Dame. Previously I taught for a dozen years at Ohio State.

Question: Did studying German language and culture at Williams College help you in your professional and personal development? If yes, then how were German Studies useful to you? What opportunities and challenges did the German major open up for you both specific to your current occupation and more generally?

Mark Roche: Williams gave me both a broad liberal arts education and an excellent grounding in German literature and thought.

Question: Please share your advice or recommendation about the German department at Williams to a prospective student who is considering taking courses or majoring in our program.

Mark Roche: Williams has a long tradition of excellent teachers in German and in the humanities.

Question: Would you be willing to serve as a contact person for current students of German about your career or life path? If so, how should students contact you?

Mark Roche: Yes. Via email.