Dr. Lisa Rogers is an applied mathematician with over ten years of experience teaching and doing research in academia. She’s seriously enthusiastic about mathematics and education, and wants to share her love of these subjects with the world.
Lisa grew up in the small, rural town of Amboy in Upstate New York. She always knew she wanted to go to college to become a scientist, so that’s what she did!
After leaving Amboy, Lisa graduated with a Bachelors of Science and Doctorate in Applied Mathematics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where her thesis focused on mathematically modeling neurological processes.
During her time at RPI, Lisa helped to establish and instruct the Math Department’s National Science Foundation-funded Computational Science Training for Undergraduates in the Mathematical Sciences (CSUMS) program, where she trained groups of students doing research projects based on recent professional computational science work. She won the Ralph Ernest Houston Award for Excellence in Teaching as well as the Joaqin B. Diaz Award for Excellence in Research.
After graduate school, Lisa was awarded a National Science Foundation Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowship, providing her the opportunity to further research mathematically modeling neurological processes while teaching at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University. During her fellowship tenure, Lisa ran the NYU Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program and taught Calculus 2, 3 and Introduction to Mathematical Modeling.
Aside from her mathematical and educational interests, Lisa is an avid comic book enthusiast, trumpet player, drummer, dancer, swimmer, and singer. Lisa is a pretty big Sci-Fi nerd and loves building with LEGOs. On the weekends she likes to play video games with her husband and walk the family dog, Margot, in Prospect Park.