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French language educator

Roch Charles Smith, French language educator. National Defense Education Act fellow, 1967-1970; National Endowment for Humanities grantee, 1983, 85, North Carolina Humanities Council grantee, 1987; National Endowment for Humanities Summer Research Stipend, 1991.


Smith, Roch Charles was born on April 1, 1941 in Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, Canada. Son of James Joseph and Hermine (Lalonde) Smith.


Bachelor, U. Florida, 1962; Master of Arts in Teaching, U. Florida, 1965; Master of Arts, Emory University, 1970; Doctor of Philosophy, Emory University, 1971.


Lecturer Romance language, U. North Carolina, Greensboro, 1970-1971; assistant professor French, U. North Carolina, Greensboro, 1971-1975; director honors program, U. North Carolina, Greensboro, 1975-1978; associate professor French, U. North Carolina, Greensboro, 1977-1982; professor French, U. North Carolina, since 1982; head department Romance Language, U. North Carolina, Greensboro, 1981-1985; associate dean College Arts and Sciences, U. North Carolina, Greensboro, 1985-1987; associate vice chancellor academic affairs, U. North Carolina, Greensboro, 1988-1990. Visiting professor Duke U., Durham, North Carolina, 1987. Consultant Florida Board Regents, Tallahassee and Gainesville, 1990-1991.

Director Summer Language Institute, Greensboro,1982-1985.


Member Modern Language Association, American Association Teachers French (chapter president 1984-1986), Malraux Society, American Literature Translators Association, South Atlantic Modern Language Association, American Council for Quebec Studies.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: sailing, swimming, hiking, reading, movies.


Married Elaine Veronica Lesky, June 9, 1962. Children: Roch Charles Junior, Paul, Mark.

James Joseph Smith

Hermine (Lalonde) Smith

Elaine Veronica Lesky

Roch Charles Junior Smith

Paul Smith

Mark Smith