Meghan Marrero

  • Professor, Secondary Education
Megan Marrero headshot

Dr. Marrero is Professor of Secondary Science Education and Co-Director of the Mercy University Center for STEM Education.  She has served as PI, co-Director or Co-PI on several large grants from the National Science Foundation, NASA and Wipro, Ltd., totaling more than $6 million.

In 2018, Dr. Marrero was a Fulbright Scholar at the National College of Ireland, Dublin, where she facilitated workshops and researched the international implementation of FLORES (Family Learning and Outreach for Research and Education in STEM), a family involvement program for early childhood learners and their families. 

Dr. Marrero's research interests are in ocean literacy for teachers and students (she co-authored a high school marine science textbook), and teacher education in STEM. She is a past president of the National Marine Educators Association (2018-19).

EdD, Science Education, Teachers College, Columbia University

Advanced Certificate, Educational Leadership, Queens College

MA, Science Education, Teachers College, Columbia University

BS, Biological Sciences, Cornell University

*Gunning, A. M., Marrero, M. E., Hillman, P. C., & Brandon, L. T. (2020). How K-12 Teachers of Science Experience a Vertically Articulated Professional Learning Community. Journal of Science Teacher Education, 1-14.

Marrero, M.E. (2020). Teaching about Climate Change in Challenging Times. Pathways: Official Publication of the New York State Outdoor Education Association. Winter 2020, p. 31-32.

Marrero, M. E., Payne, D. L., & Breidahl, H. (2019). The Case for Collaboration to Foster Global Ocean Literacy. Frontiers in Marine Science6, 325.

Gunning, A.M., and Marrero, M.E., (2019).  STEM for all: Everyone’s responsibility. Education Update, March/April 2019, Accessed from:

Marrero, M.E. (2019). Thank the Ocean. Science Scope, 42(5), 1.

Fauville, G., Payne, D., Marrero, M.E., Laintz-Andersson, A., and Crouch, F. (2018). Exemplary Practices in Marine Science Education. Berlin, Germany: Springer.

Gunning, A. M., Marrero, M.E., and Dashoush, N. (2017). How big is a whale? A Kinesthetic Integrated Science and Mathematics Lesson. Current: The Journal of Marine Education. 31(1), 12-19.

Marrero, M.E., Riccio, J.F., Ben-Jacob, M., Canger, A., and Maliti, C. (2017). A crash course in undergraduate research. Journal of College Science Teaching. 46(5), 26-31.

Gunning, A. M. & Marrero, M. E. (2017). Examining inservice teachers’ mental models on teaching science through online learning. The Online Journal of New Horizons in Education.7(1), 103-112.

 Marrero, M.E. (2016). Science-based Service-learning in Science Teacher Education. International Journal of Service Learning in Teacher Education. 4(1), 1-15:

Gunning, A.M., Marrero, M.E., and Morrell, Z. (2016). Family Learning Opportunities in Engineering  and Science. Electronic Journal of Science Education .20(7), 1-25.

Marrero, M.E., Gunning, A.M., and Buonamano, C. (2016). A House for Chase the Dog: Second-Grade Students Investigate Material Properties. In Froschauer, L. (Ed.) Bringing STEM to the  Elementary Classroom (pp. 141-148). Arlington, VA: NSTA Press.

Marrero, M. E., Gunning, A. M., & Woodruff, K. (2016). Using Authentic Earth Data in the K-12 Classroom. In M.Urban,& D. Falvo (Eds.) Improving K-12 STEM Education Outcomes through Technological Integration (pp. 281-309). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference.

Marrero, M.E., & Woodruff, K. (2016). Diving Deep: Engaging Students with Authentic Ocean Data. In the Trenches: The News Magazine of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers. 6(2), 1-3.

Marrero, M.E. (2016).  A Sense of Place: Connecting students with their local environment. New York State Conservationist. 70(6), 8-11.

2018       Fulbright Scholar Award to Ireland

2014       New York State Marine Education Association Award for Presidential Service

2013       James Centorino Award for Excellence in Marine Education