Rommel Miranda



Contact Info

Science Complex, Room 4150G


Ed.D., Science Education
Morgan State University
M.S., Curriculum and Instruction
Loyola University
B.S., Biology
Loyola University

Areas of Expertise

Scientist-Educator Partnerships
STEM Education
STEM Outreach Programs
Science Teacher Professional Development
Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs)


Dr. Rommel J. Miranda is a Professor of Science Education in the Department of Physics, Astronomy & Geosciences at Towson University (TU). He serves as President of the Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE) and chairs the ASTE Executive Board and ASTE Board of Directors. Dr. Miranda has also served as the co-director for the Project ASTRO institutional site at TU, and served as the inagural Co-Editor-In-Chief for the Innovations in Science Teacher Education journal, as well a Co-Editor for the ASTE Newsletter. Dr. Miranda is a prolific speaker and is frequently invited as a keynote/presenter at conferences, conventions, organizations, institutions of higher education, and school systems across the nation. Dr. Miranda has a passion for teaching and truly enjoys mentoring preservice and inservice science teachers, as well as STEM faculty and science educators around the globe. 

Dr. Miranda has authored over 25 peer-reviewed publications in top-tier, refereed science education research and practitioner journals, and has over 50 published abstracts in peer-reviewed regional, national, and international science education research conference proceedings. Dr. Miranda has also authored several published presidential messages and journal editorials. Additionally, Dr. Miranda has contributed to multiple grant-funded programs which exceed $4M, and has served as an evaluator for both NASA and NSF grant-funded programs.

Courses Taught

  • PHSC 101 Physical Science I
  • PHYS 103 How Things Work
  • PHSC 303 Earth-Space Science
  • SCIE 371 Teaching Science in Early Childhood
  • SCIE 381 Teaching Science at the Middle School Level
  • SCIE 393 Secondary Science Student Teaching
  • SCIE 170 Experiences in STEM Outreach, Teaching and Learning
  • SEMS 370 Project-Based Instruction
  • HONR 379 Honors Thesis
  • SCIE 652 Earth-Space & Physical Science in Integrated STEM Education