Cochise College
Sep 16, 2019 11:45 AM
Dr. J.D. Rottweiler
Cochise College

Dr. James Dale (J.D.) Rottweiler became the 11th president of Cochise College on July 1, 2009. J.D. came to Cochise College with years of community college experience, ranging from small, rural colleges to large, multi-campus, urban institutions. A first-generation college graduate himself, J.D. understands the importance of education in enhancing one’s quality of life. J.D. earned a bachelor of arts in sociology with a Japanese minor in 1990, and a master of arts in sociology in 1992 from the University of Wyoming. In 2005, he earned a Ph.D. in educational leadership and policy from the University of Utah. His dissertation, “Presidential Profiles: University Presidents by Institutional Type, Control, and Reputation,” established mobility patterns for American university presidents. J.D.’s area of expertise is in cultural studies and social mobility. He has spent a significant amount of time in Japan and produced the documentary film, “A 20th Century Matsuri: The Secularization of the Japanese Religious Festival.” A teacher at heart, J.D. enjoys any opportunity to teach others the subtle meanings and influences of culture and social structure.