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College of Arts and Sciences

College of Arts and Sciences

Faculty Profile

 
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 DeRochi, Jack   Name:  Jack DeRochi 
Title:  Dean of the Graduate School 
Education:
Ph.D., Restoration and 18th-Century Literature, University of South Carolina
Office:  209 Tillman Hall  
Phone:  803/323-2204 
E-mail:  derochij@winthrop.edu  
Web:  http://faculty.winthrop.edu/derochij  
Area(s):
Drama, 18th-Century Novel, Satire, Critical Thinking
Dr. DeRochi is an associate professor of English, specializing in restoration and 18th-century literature. His main research focus is in the field of 18th-century drama, and he is currently co-editing a book focusing on the life and works of Richard Brinsley Sheridan. DeRochi's other research interests include satire and the novel’s effect on drama in 18th-century England. He is a member of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies and the SouthEastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Professor DeRochi's classes are always challenging, filled with energy and lively discussion (and an occasional digression or two).

Dr. DeRochi became Dean of the Graduate School in July, 2012. He is very excited about this new role, in which he has the opportunity to work with colleagues from all departments and programs to make the Winthrop learning experience even better for our students.