Office Hours:

  • Tuesday 1:00 - 3:00
  • Thursday 1:00 - 2:00
  • and by appointment

Katie Rommel-Esham


Ella Cline Shear School of Education

South Hall 229B
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454

Dr. Rommel-Esham has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1998.

Faculty Information


  • Ph.D., Measurement & Assessment, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • M.Ed., Mathematics Education, University of Delaware
  • B.A., Mathematics, University of Delaware

Research Interests

I am currently working on a National Science Foundation MSP-Start Program Grant, The Power of Physical Science (POPS) (with K. Fletcher, A. Sheldon, and D. Farthing); we are in the process of preparing a follow up to this grant through the NSF. These grants are designed to get girls interested in pursuing the physical sciences as college majors and career choices.

Publications and Professional Activities

  • Fletcher, K., Rommel-Esham, K., Farthing, D. & Sheldon, A. (2011). Generating Excitement - Transfer of Energy. To appear in Science Scope.
  • Rommel-Esham, K. (2008). How many lefties in our classroom? Science Scope, 32(1).
  • Rommel-Esham, K. (2005). Do you see what I see? An artful approach to investigating science process skills. Science and Children 43(1).


  • Council on Undergraduate Research
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
  • National Science Teachers Association
  • Association of Mathematics Teachers of New York State
Fall 2016 Classes

CURR 316:
Teaching Sci &Math to Children

    This course covers contemporary teaching/learning strategies for mathematics and science instruction in early childhood and elementary classrooms. Instructional techniques integrate hands-on learning
    , manipulatives, the student's environment, functional uses of mathematics and science, and assessment strategies appropriate for all students. The focus will be on the nature of children's science and mathematics learning, the teacher as a facilitator of meaningful learning, and New York State and National Learning Standards for science, mathematics, and technology. Constructivism, the idea that individuals must build knowledge from their own experience and thought, provides an underpinning for insights into the nature of children's learning in the life and physical sciences and in mathematics. Includes field trip component. Prerequisite or Corequisite: MATH 141. Prerequisites: SPED 224 and MATH 140.
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