Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics

  • Lisa Grossbauer posing outside on the Ursinus campus

Lisa A. Grossbauer

Lisa Grossbauer, Instructor of Mathematics, earned a BS in Mathematics and an MS in Applied Statistics from Villanova University.  After 15 years at Lockheed Martin Corporation working as an Aerospace Software Engineer, she entered higher education teaching while simultaneously attending Ursinus College for her Secondary Education Certification in Mathematics as a post- baccalaureate.  She received her Pennsylvania certification in Mathematics from Ursinus College then joined the mathematics department the following semester.

She is interested in math and statistics education, specifically teaching young educators the importance of making real world connections in mathematics in order to cultivate a deeper more meaningful understanding of mathematics. Lisa Grossbauer has spent much of her teaching career exploring various pedagogies and their success in helping students to discover and enjoy mathematics. She is a member of the ASA, NCTM, ATMOPAV, and PASTA professional associations.  Additionally, She is a reader for the AP-Statistics exam through Educational Testing Services.

Lisa is attending Lehigh University working on a PhD in Teaching, Learning and Technology where she is currently finishing up her dissertation (ABD).  She is developing skills in instructional design, working on her math & statistics curricula and creative learning environments while integrating technology into her pedagogical practice.  Her research explores the effects of learning theories (expectancy-value-cost and self-efficacy theories) on math performance with a focus on first generation students and under-represented minorities. She enjoys sharing her statistical knowledge with her education focused community to advance educational research.

She is a mother of 4 children with her oldest child a special needs adult son.  She was invited by the University of Pennsylvania, Children’s Hospital to become a member of their Family Partners Organization where she guest speaks at the medical school, stroke clinic, and new employee orientations as well as provide parent input into hospital policies.  She was appointed as a member of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Professional Advisory Board on Home Care. She serves as a member of the parent group supporting the following Grant through the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute(Shellhaas & Glass, co-PIs) : Continued anticonvulsants after resolution of neonatal seizures: a patient-centered comparative effectiveness (recently published in the Journal of Pediatrics). 

She loves spending time with her family and sharing their common love of the beach. She can be found most summer afternoons with her “beach family” enjoying the surf, sun and cool ocean breezes (often reading about teaching and learning).


Mathematics and Computer


  • PhD in Teaching, Learning, and Technology (Anticipated Fall 2023), Lehigh University
  • MS in Applied Statistics, Villanova University
  • Secondary Education Certification in Mathematics, Ursinus College
  • BS in Mathematics, Villanova University


Calculus I & II

Statistics I & II


Geometry in Art


College Algebra

Professional Experience

U.S. Navy, Naval Air Development Center

General Electric Company, Military and Data Systems Organization

Martin Marietta Corporation

Lockheed Martin Corporation

Rosemont College

Ursinus College

Member of NCTM, ASA, ATMOPAV, & PASTA Professional Organizations

Member of Family Services Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Member of Professional Advisory Board of CHOP

AP Statistics Reader

Research Interests

Statistical Education

Mathematics Education

Student Teacher Mentoring

Recent Work

Grossbauer, L. A. & Bodzin, A.M. (2022). Calculus gate: The impact of self-beliefs and high school math experience upon performance on college math placement exams [Manuscript submitted for publication]. Department of Education, Lehigh University.

Lemmon M, Glass H, Shellhaas RA, Barks MC, Bailey B, Grant K, Grossbauer L, Pawlowski K, Wusthoff CJ, Chang T, Soul J, Chu CJ, Thomas C, Massey SL, Abend NS, Rogers EE, Franck LS; Neonatal Seizure Registry. Parent experience of caring for neonates with seizures. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2020 Nov;105(6):634-639. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2019-318612. Epub 2020 Jun 5. PMID: 32503792; PMCID: PMC7581607.

Franck LS, Shellhaas RA, Lemmon M, Sturza J, Soul JS, Chang T, Wusthoff CJ, Chu CJ, Massey SL, Abend NS, Thomas C, Rogers EE, McCulloch CE, Grant K, Grossbauer L, Pawlowski K, Glass HC; Neonatal Seizure Registry study group. Associations between Infant and Parent Characteristics and Measures of Family Well-Being in Neonates with Seizures: A Cohort Study. J Pediatr. 2020 Jun;221:64-71.e4. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2020.02.024. PMID: 32446494; PMCID: PMC7336525.

Years of Service to Ursinus

10 years