• Rockhurst College, Kansas City, Mo | Degree: B.S.
Field of Study: Physics | Year: 1955-1959
• Princeton University, Princeton, NJ | Degree: M.A.
Field of Study: Physics | Year: 1959-1961
• Princeton University, Princeton, NJ | Degree: Ph.D.
Field of Study: Physics | Year: 1961-1964
• 1961 - 1964 - Teaching Assistant, Princeton University
• 1964 - 1965 - Instructor and Research Associate, Princeton University
• 1965 - 1966 - Research Associate, NSF Commission on College Physics, University of Michigan
• 1966 - 1969 - Instructor and Research Associate, University of Michigan
• 1969 - 1994 - Asst. and Assoc. Professor of Physics, Eastern Michigan University
• 2002 - Executive Director, Impact DWI
• 2004 - 2007 - Research Consultant , Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation
• 2006 - 2009 - Research Consultant, New Mexico Traffic Safety Bureau
Dr. Roth holds a Ph.D. in physics from Princeton University and served as professor of Physics at
Eastern Michigan University until 1994.
He is the Executive Director of Impact DWI, a non-profit organization
that conducts monthly DWI Victim Impact Panels and supports many anti-DWI activities.
He drafted and successfully lobbied for the passage of the New Mexico ignition interlock legislation
and serves on the Governor's Ignition Interlock Task Force.
He has working relationships with the
New Mexico Traffic Safety Bureau, the Motor Vehicle Department, the Administrative Office of the Courts,
the Department of Finance and Administration, and many judges and legislators.
He is a consultant to the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation on a contract from NHTSA and a grant from
SAPRP to evaluate the impact of the interlock laws in New Mexico. He evaluated a pilot program in Santa Fe County
in which 71% of the 1145 convicted DWI offenders installed ignition interlocks.
Teaching and Research Experience
• Worked with James Cronin and Val Fitch on Nobel Prize (1980) winning experiments in Elementary Particle Physics.
• Designed and conducted several physics experiments involving millions of elementary particle events in spark chambers.
• Collected the data and published an Index of Short Films for Teaching Physics.
• Designed, implemented and evaluated a Teacher Evaluation Program for Eastern Michigan University.
Set up a database for the evaluation of over 2000 class sections with 80,000 evaluation forms completed by 20,000 students with
the option of different items on the forms for each instructor, class, or department.
• Taught courses in Physics at the undergraduate and graduate level. Recognized twice as Teacher of the Year at Eastern Michigan University.
• Taught courses in Computer Science, using the Fortran and Pascal languages.
Experience Regarding DWI Issues in New Mexico
• Member and chair of the Santa Fe DWI Planning Council.
• Citizen lobbyist for effective and cost-effective DWI laws.
• Originator of a Sober-Only Driving Campaign in New Mexico.
• Coordinator of DWI Victim Impact Panels in Santa Fe.
• Executive Director of Impact DWI, an all-volunteer organization to reduce DWI in New Mexico.
• Compiled preliminary reports on the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of Ignition interlocks in New Mexico.
• Member of New Mexico Multi-Agency DWI Strategic Planning Committee.
• Chairman of the New Mexico Ignition Interlock Implementation Group.
• Member of the Governor's Ignition Interlock Task Force.
• Speaker at National Conferences on the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of DWI programs.
• Several presentations at the Interlock Symposium in Annecy on the effectiveness interlock laws in New Mexico.
• Member of the Governor's DWI Leadership Team
• Drafted and successfully lobbied for five ignition interlock bills that have become law in New Mexico.
• Member of the New Mexico Ignition Interlock Task Force