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Name: Rosemary Millham
Academic Rank: Associate Professor
Department: Teaching and Learning

Expertise Keywords: Atmospheric Science, Environmental Science, Geology, Indigenous culture, science education

Available For: interviews, essays, speaking

Expertise: PhD environmental science, MS and BS in geology and education.

Currrent Research: A new instrument called a CCDXRD currently being developed at the NASA GSFC. It is a revolutionary x-ray diffractometer that is small in size, faster than traditional XRDs, provides diffraction data within 2-4 minutes, provides k-Fluorescence data within 4-6 minutes, and does not require sample preparation. This instrument is slated to fly to the Moon, Venus, and Mars in future missions to provide mineralogy data.

Contact Information

Office Phone: 845-257-3118

Other Information

Positions held at New Paltz prior to current position:
NASA Education Specialist - PT
Science Coordinator/Professor

Positions held prior to joining SUNY New Paltz:
Education Specialist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
Sabbatical replacement at Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA
HS and MS teacher Valley Central Schools, Montgomery, NY


SUNY New Paltz 1981-1983 Bachelors 1983 P-K 12 education and Geology
Oklahoma State University 2003-2007 PhD 2007 Environmental Science
SUNY New Paltz 1983-1986 Masters 1987 Secondary Ed Earth Science

Other professional activities

Numerous conference presentations on space research, science education, climate science, culturally responsive classrooms, education in general, and mineralogy of atmospheric dust

Organizational Memberships

American Geophysical Union 1999-present

American Association for the Advancement of Science 1999-present

American Geophysical Union 1999-present

National Science Teacher's' Association 1984-present

Union of Concerned Citizens 2002-present

Science Teachers' Association of NYS 1984-present

Environmental Consortium of Colleges & Universities 2010-present

Kappa Delta Phi 1983-present

Phi Delta Kappa (PDK) 2007-2015

New England Science Teacher’s Association (NESTA) 2007-present

National Association of Geosciences Teachers (NAGT) 1999-present

American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE) 2009-present

Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE) 2009-present


Millham, R. A. & daCunha, T. (Fall/Winter 2014). Interventions to Mitigate Misunderstandings in Science: Using data-driven decision-making to inform teaching. (Invited). Excelsior: Leadership in Teaching and Learning Journal- NYS ACTE division. Rochester, NY. v9, n2, Fall/Winter (p. 63-72).

Isabelle, A., Millham, R. A., & daCunha, T. (2014). Moving Ahead with Misconceptions. Science Scope. National Science Teachers Association. Alexandria, VA. September (p. 69-77).

Millham, R., & Duhaney, D. (2014). The New York State Master Teacher Program – A Scramble to Get On Board. Excelsior: Leadership in Teaching and Learning Journal- NYS ACTE division. Rochester, NY. v8, n2, Spring/Summer (p. 104-113).

Millham, R., & Isabelle, A. (2013). Revisiting Science Misconceptions: Has anything changed? Excelsior: Leadership in Teaching and Learning Journal- NYS ACTE division. Rochester, NY. v8, n1. (p. 13-44)

Millham, R.A. (2012). It’s All In the Particle Size (The ‘BIDDI’ Process: Brainstorm, Investigate, Debrief, Debate and Identify): Connecting the Parts of the Whole in Instruction. The Science Teacher. National Science Teachers’ Association. Fairfax, VA. (p. 52-56) plus six pages online.

Millham, R. A. (2012). Everything Moon: An educator’s guide and activities. Brown Walker Publishing - Universal Press. Boca Raton, FL. 229 pages

Millham, R.A. (2012). Using Standards and High-Stakes Testing for Students: Exploiting Power with Critical Pedagogy. J.A. Gorlewski, B. Porfilio & D. Gorlewski (Ed.). Peter Lang Publishing. Inc. NY, NY. Invited. (p. 178-194). (Critics’ award and external review)

Gorlewski, J. & Gorlewski, D. (Ed.). (2012). Making it Real: Case Stories for Secondary Educators. Sense Publishing. Boston. Invited. (p. 71-74, 85-89, 95- 100)

Millham, R.A. (2010). Lunar Space Weather Action Center. The Science Teacher. National Science Teachers’ Association. Fairfax, VA. (p. 60-65) plus 1 page online @ http://www.nsta.org/highschool/connections/201004IdeaBankExtension.pdf)

And several curriculum publications from 2009-2015