Professor Steven Robert J. Rogg’s professional contributions are at the convergence of systemic reform of STEM education, professional teacher education, curriculum and program development, collaborative learning research, and mixed-methods program evaluation. Prof. Rogg has taught advanced high school science and student research, undergraduate and graduate courses in science teacher education, curriculum/program evaluation, and research methods.
He has conducted research on formal and informal learning environments, systemic reform, educational equity, curriculum alignment with national standards, and students’ experiences of STEM education.
Prof. Rogg has led innovative program design, implementation, and evaluation at exceptional schools: Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy (ranked top 8 in Illinois), the new Princeton International School of Mathematics and Science (PRISMS), and the nationally-ranked Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA); and has served on the faculties of the University of Maine, Miami University, DePaul University, Aurora University and Carthage College. In both Maine and Ohio, Prof. Rogg provided leadership for large scale systemic reform initiatives. Professionally active, he has presented at numerous local, national, and international events.
Professor Steven Robert J. Rogg’s professional contributions are at the convergence of systemic reform of STEM education, professional teacher education, curriculum and program development, collaborative learning research, and mixed-methods program evaluation.
Associate Professor of Education — STEM
- B.S. — Electrical engineering, Purdue University
- M.S. — Math-science education, Purdue University
- Teaching certification for biology and mathematics, Indiana Department of Education: SPN 11737344 (1990-2024)
- Ph.D. — Curriculum and instruction-biology education, Purdue University (1990)
- EDU 2010 Educational Psychology and Assessment
- EDU 3250 Effectively Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary/Middle School
- EDU 3260 Effectively Teaching Science in the Elementary/Middle School
- EDU 3270 Exemplary STEM Education NAT 4200 Methods and Materials in Teaching Natural Science
- EDU 5250 Quantitative Methods in Educational Research
Dr. Rogg’s research is about discovery and validation of promising policies and practices in the context of systemic STEM education reform. The nascent history of STEM education research suggests that achieving excellent and equitable STEM education requires deep understanding of complex contextual factors and systems that mediate educational opportunities, experiences, and outcomes. Still, certain practices are emerging as promising. Of particular interest is the collective efficacy of students, educators, and leaders as agents of reform. A fundamental questions is: “How can STEM literacy advance so that children and young adults will thrive and serve both today and in the complex world they will inherit as adults?” This research agenda is complementary with the Carthage College mission: “Seeking Truth, Building Strength, Inspiring Service — Together.”
Presentations and Performances
- Rogg, S. & Mekinda, M. (August 8, 2019). Logic model conceptualization of teacher research in Chicago EYES on Cancer (poster). Summer Cancer Research Symposium. UChicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center. Chicago, IL.
- Rogg, S. (July 9, 2019). Cancer as an Anchoring Phenomenon: A cell biology storyline supported by new and vintage BioInteractive resources (poster). HHMI BioInteractive EdProDevCon 2019. Bethesda, MD.
- Rogg, S. (April 26, 2019). Advanced Student Research in Secondary Schools: Three Exemplars (poster). Celebration of Scholars. Carthage College: Kenosha, WI.
- Holzer, M. & Rogg, S. (April 11, 2019). A Salt Marsh Die-Off to Mass Extinction: What Evidence Reveals. HHMI BioInteractive Workshop. National Science Teachers Association. St. Louis, MO.
- Rogg, S. (March 8, 2019). Breaking BioInteractive: Cancer as an Anchoring Phenomenon (workshop). Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers conference. Monona Terrace Conference Center. Madison, WI.
- Rogg, S. (March 8, 2019). Ambitious STEM Education. Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers conference. Monona Terrace Conference Center. Madison, WI.
- Rogg, S. (October 9, 2018). Breaking BioInteractive: Cancer as an Anchoring Phenomenon. The 7th Annual Baxter Symposium: Advancing Life Sciences through Biotechnology. Round Lake High School, Round Lake, IL