Margarete Roth, PhD

Margarete Roth, PhD

International Business and Economics


Emerita – International Business & Economics

Born in Germany; taught for Dominican University (River Forest, Ill.) before coming to Benedictine. Began working for the University (then St. Procopius College) in 1970, teaching principles of economics, macroeconomics, microecononmics and public finance. Created the International Business program, the first of its kind in the Western suburbs. The new International Business and Economics major (IBE) was officially created in 1981. Advised and mentored the students in the IBE program, and started the annual newsletter.

In 1975, Dr. Roth and her husband Warren founded the People’s Resource Center (PRC) in Wheaton, which provides basic needs (such as food, clothing, and technology and literacy trainig) for 3,500 families per month.

  • East/South African representative, Misereor, Aachen, Germany, 1965-1968
  • assistant professor, Rosary College, River Forest, Illinois, 1968-1970
  • from assistant professor to professor, Illinois Benedictine College, Lisle, Illinois, since 1970
  • director international business and economics, Illinois Benedictine College, Lisle, Illinois, since 1982
  • chair department, Illinois Benedictine College, Lisle, Illinois, 1972-1981, 86
  • director Institute for International Marketing, Illinois Benedictine College, Lisle, Illinois, since 1988.

Margarete Roth has been listed as a noteworthy economics educator by Marquis Who’s Who.

In 2000, former student Helen Myster (class of 1977) established the Dr. Margaret Roth scholarship fund to benefit students majoring in IBE.

–Adapted from Voices, Fall 2018.