Faculty and Staff - March 30, 2023

As a reminder, our third provost finalist is on campus today. Today’s finalist is:

Jack DeRochi, dean of The Graduate School, Winthrop University

Jack DeRochi currently serves as dean of graduate, online, and extended learning at Winthrop. A tenured professor of English, DeRochi earned his Ph.D. at the University of South Carolina and joined the Winthrop faculty in 2001. At Winthrop, he has taught a wide range of courses from Writing 101 to graduate seminars on the British novel. His primary research area is 18th-century drama and satire, including his co-edited book “Richard Sheridan: The Impresario in Political and Cultural Context” (2013). He first became dean of the Graduate School in 2012 after serving as associate dean in Winthrop’s College of Arts and Sciences. From February 2021 to January 2023, DeRochi served consecutively as interim vice president for access and enrollment management and interim vice president for university advancement. DeRochi also served as president of the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools and on the board of the Council for Historically Black Graduate Schools. He currently serves locally on the foundation boards for both Historic Rock Hill and MaxAbilities (York County Board of Disabilities and Special Needs).

Please plan to attend the 3:30-4:30 p.m. public presentation in Whitton Auditorium located in Carroll Hall. A meet and greet session will follow from 4:30-5:15 p.m. in the Macfeat House. 

Check the website to review the candidate’s qualifications. 

I hope you will provide your feedback.


Edward A. Serna