Rome has nearly two decades of experience in higher education. Prior to joining New York Tech, she served as associate provost for institutional effectiveness and accreditation at The New School, assistant vice provost for assessment and evaluation at New York University and assistant provost for institutional research and effectiveness at Manhattanville College. Her experience includes undergraduate and graduate teaching; assessment; strategic planning; faculty development; academic program review; development of degree programs and general education programs; institutional research and effectiveness; statistical consulting; academic policy development; higher education regulations and accreditation.
Rome's research has focused on learning, and she has presented on that and other higher education topics at numerous conferences. She has served as an adjunct instructor at NYU, City College/CUNY and the Fashion Institute of Technology/SUNY, among others. In addition to her experiences in higher education, she conducted program evaluations in New York City public schools as well as the non-profit Harlem Children's Zone, covering a variety of areas including comprehensive school reform, sports and arts afterschool programming, parenting programs, community development programs and health initiatives, among others.
Rome holds a B.A. in Psychology from Tulane University, a Matrise in Developmental Psychology from University Paul Valery, Montpellier, France, a Ph.D. in Psychology from the Graduate School of the City University of New York, and a Certificate from the Management and Leadership in Education Institute in the Harvard School of Education.