Mathematics and Computer Science

  • 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.  She is a participant in the TANGO Stat Ed NSF grant on statistical education with Villanova University, PA. and the College of the Canyons, CA. 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.  She is developing skills in instructional design, working on her math & statistics curricula and creative learning environments while integrating technology into her pedagogical practice.  She hopes to extend her work into educational research and apply her findings to her students at Ursinus College and beyond.

She is a mother of 4 children with her oldest child a special needs young 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. This multicenter study is designed to assess the impact of short versus prolonged treatment with phenobarbital after acute symptomatic neonatal seizures on neurodevelopmental outcomes, the incidence of epilepsy, and parent/family well-being. One of their articles, Associations between Infant and Parent Characteristics and Measures of Family Well-Being in Neonates with Seizures: A Cohort Study was recently published in the Journal of Pediatrics.

She loves spending time with her family and sharing their common love of the outdoors whether at the beach, biking, camping, hiking, kayaking, or gardening.  She is a member of masters swimming and can be found most mornings in the pool by 5 am.  Her family enjoys volunteering through their church, St. Mary’s of Schwenksville where they are active in St. Vincent DePaul Society, Science Fair Coordination, Adoration Adorer, and various social groups. 


Mathematics and Computer


  • In Progress PhD in Teaching, Learning, and Technology, Lehigh University
  • BS in Mathematics, Villanova University
  • MS in Applied Statistics, Villanova University
  • Secondary Education Certification in Mathematics, Ursinus College


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

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

Participant in the TANGO Stat Ed NSF Grant with Villanova University, PA. and College of the Canyons, CA.


CHOP Family Representative for Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (Shellhaas & Glass, co-PIs)

Dates: 6/1/2016-5/31/2020

Continued anticonvulsants after resolution of neonatal seizures: a patient-centered comparative effectiveness