Dr. Rochon’s over thirty years in academia include: President and University Professor at Tuskegee University; AVP for Collaborative Research at Purdue University; and Conrad Hilton Endowed Professorship & Director- Urban Studies and Public Policy Institute at Dillard University. Adjunct faculty appointments included Tulane, U. of Cincinnati & IUPUI. Dr. Rochon received his Ph.D. from MIT, MPH from Yale University and B.A. from Xavier University of Louisiana. He held federal appointments with NASA, DoD NAVOCEANO, USDA Forest Service and EPA.
Dr. Rochon served on the Association of Public & Landgrant Universities’ Board, on committees of NAFEO and UNCF and Chaired the Council of 1890 Universities. Senior Member of IEEE, Project Director for NATO’s Science for Peace grant for remote sensing for early warning of disasters in Morocco, United Nations University Fellow in Sudan & Fulbright Senior Specialist in Thailand. Currently, Rochon is implementing a National Academy of Sciences grant.