An award-winning instructor and innovative writer with extensive experience in higher education administrative leadership.


Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Concentration in Playwriting

San Francisco State University 2013

Thesis: “Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway”

Advisor: Roy Conboy

Second Thesis Reading: Brian Thorstensan


Master of Arts, English: Creative Writing, Concentration in Poetry

San Francisco State University 2012

Thesis: “The Paperwork Rebuttal”

Advisor: Camille Dungy

Second Thesis Reader: Maxine Chernoff

Bachelor of Arts, English Literature

Arizona State University, 2004


TEFL Certification, International TEFL and TESOL Training (120 hours), 2014



Undergraduate Teaching Award, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign                 Dec. 2020

Exhibition Artist, Electronic Literature Organization Conference                                        July 2020

Playwright in Residence, Catwalk Institute                                                                             Nov. 2019

Nominee, Best Screenplay, Sparrow Film Project                                                                 Dec. 2018
Instructor of the Year, Guangdong Peizheng College                                                           May 2014
Finalist, DIAGRAM Award for Innovative Fiction                                                                  March 2012
Finalist, Platypus Prize for Innovative Fiction                                                                         April 2012
Honorable Mention, Robert Browning Society Award for Dramatic Monologues           Dec. 2011
Honorable Mention, Writer’s Digest International Annual Playwriting Contest               May 2004



LECTURER, Department of English
University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign                                                          August 2019 - Present


BTW 251, Principles of Business and Technical Communication

BTW 260, Principles of Technical Writing

BTW 263, Technical Writing and Game Design

DANCE 451, Social Impact Through Motion Media Arts and Technology (Assistant to Prof. John Toenjas)


Robotics, Animation, and Dance Lab (RAD Lab)

University of Colorado Denver – Beijing, China                                          August 2015 - June 2019


English 1020, Core Composition I

English 2030, Core Composition II

English 2154, Introduction to Creative Writing

English 3480, Modern Drama

English 3415, Scriptwriting Workshop



The Creative Thought Process

Professional Correspondence

How to Write Personal Statements



Writing Center (10 hours per week)


DIRECTOR AND INSTRUCTOR, School of Foreign Languages
Guangdong Peizheng College - Guangzhou, China                                     March 2013 – July 2015


Oral English

Business Writing Portfolio Development

Creative Writing: Poetry, Fiction, and Playwriting


Customer Service Correspondence




The Paperwork Rebuttal. (2013). (F. Burton, Ed.) [EPub]. Philistine Press. London, UK. Retrieved from


Produced Screenplays, Stage Plays, and Showcased Readings:


Put Your Zeros and Ones Together for Marliene Bastien. (2018). Roche, Daniel (Writer). Grill, Miriam (Director). Columbia University, Department of Computer Science, New York City. Film Production. 


Time Space Speculum. (2018). Roche, Daniel (Screenwriter). Grill, Miriam (Director). Sparrow Film Project. New York City. Film Production. 


Spy in the House of Love. (2018). Roche, Daniel (Playwright). Grill, Miriam (Director). Schapiro Theater, Columbia University, New York City. Production.


Moon Therapy. (2017). Roche, Daniel (Playwright). Stoesz-Weaver, Phil (Director). Fine Arts Center, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona. Production.


Luna Education Orientation. (2017). Roche, Daniel (Playwright). Stoesz-Weaver, Phil (Director). Fine Arts Center, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona. Production.


Application for Exile. (2017). Roche, Daniel (Playwright). Grill, M. (Director). Nash Studio, Columbia University, New York, New York.  Production.


Love with the SEC in Mind. (2012). Roche, Daniel. (Playwright and Director). Chez Poulet, San Francisco, California. Showcased reading.


Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway. (2012). Roche, Daniel (Playwright). Horstein, S. (Director). Boxcar Studios, San Francisco, California. Showcased reading.


Birthing a Time Bomb. (2012). Roche, Daniel (Playwright). Forbing, J. (Director) One-Act Fringe Festival, San Francisco, California. Production


Missing Jennifer Dryden. (2009). Roche, Daniel (Playwright). Rice, C. (Director). El Teatro de la Esperanza, San Francisco, California. Showcased reading


Wo-Man Woman. (2008). Roche, Daniel (Contributing Playwright). Grill, M. (Director) Base, Taichung, Taiwan. Production.


East-West Project. (2007). Roche, Daniel (Contributing Playwright). Grill, M. (Director) Grooveyard, Taichung, Taiwan. Production.


Hello Nurse. (2004). Roche, Daniel (Screenwriter).Dietrich, S. (Director). Arizona State University. Tempe, Arizona. Short Film.




Train Wreck. (2012). Filling Station Literary Magazine. Calgary, Canada. Print.


Love with the SEC in Mind. (2012). Borderline Poetry.  Retrieved from


Mortgagee Notice. (2012). Borderline Poetry.  Retrieved from


Girl in a Drugstore. (2004). Edgar Literary Journal. United States. Print              


Untitled. (2004). First Class. (22). United States. Print.  


Untitled. (2004). Branches Quarterly. United States. Print.


Lost Bear. (2004). Poetry Motel. United States. Print.


Name Your Poison. (2003). Concrete Wolf. United States. Print.


City of Rostro. (2003). Burning Leaf (Presently named Map: Literary). United States. Online.


Untitled. (2001). Passages in Time. United States. Print.




Confession on a Search Warrant. (2018). IO Literary Journal. Upcoming.


NFL Statement on Fantasy Football Related Concussions. (2017). Higgs Weldon. Retrieved from


New App Narceexist. (2016). Instrinsick Magazine. Retrieved from


Latest Literary Subgenres. (2016). This Zine Will Change Your Life. Retrieved from


Anatomy of a Broken CPA. (2015). Mutilations on a Theme: Best Innovative College Writing: An Anthology (G. D. Faro, Ed.). Jamaica Plain, MA: Jaded Ibis Press. Contributing writer.


Relevant Creative Projects:


The Adventures of Morality,  Roche, Daniel (Programmer, writer, and director).  


Medea. Euripides. Grill, Miriam (Director). Roche, Daniel (Assistant Director). Columbia University. New York City.


The War with the Newts (2018). Gold, Sam (Playwright). Grill, Miriam (Director). Roche, Daniel (Stage Manager). New York State Puppet Festival.  Perry, New York.  Production.


Alphabet City. (2018). Weist, Emily (Playwright). Grill, Miriam (Director). Roche, Daniel (Assistant Director). Shapiro Theater, Columbia University, New York City. Production.