Faculty & Staff


Melissa Romero, M.A.

Director, Early Childhood Program
Advisor, Early Education

Assistant Professor of Education
Department of Education


  • M.A., Educational Administration in Urban Education, New Jersey City University
  • B.A., Early Childhood Education, Montclair State University

Areas of Expertise

  • Child growth & development
  • Home school relations
  • Parent communication
  • Multiculturalism & diversity in education
  • Integrated curriculum and teaching strategies
  • Early childhood methods and field experiences
  • Early childhood student teaching

Professional Affiliations

  • Ohio Association for Teacher Education (OATE)
  • National Association for Education for the Young Child (NAEYC)
  • Latinos in Higher Education
  • American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education

Service to University

  • Diversity Committee
  • Diversity Task Force
  • Student Service Committee
  • Technology Audit Committee
  • Advisor to Future Educators Association
  • Assistant Advisor to Latino Student Union
  • Hispanic Advisory Committee
  • Pathways to Partnership Subcommittee - Mission/Model

Service to Community

  • Ohio Reads Volunteer
  • St. John the Baptist Parish
  • March of Dimes

Professional Research and Interests

  • School administration
  • School/class management
  • Professional development for teachers/staff

Personal Interests

  • Reading
  • Jogging
  • Hiking
  • Latino cultures
  • Puerto Rican cultures and communities


Melissa Romero
Office: ASI 275
Phone: 419-824-3740