Dr. Lisa Gross

Dr. Lisa A. Gross is a Professor in Curriculum and Instruction at Appalachian State University. She has thirteen years of teaching experience in public schools (Missouri, Illinois) and has served as an outreach educator for the Chicago Academy of Sciences. Dr. Gross has taught in self-contained, departmentalized and multi-age classroom settings--multiple experiences that have shaped her research agenda and interests. She joined the RCOE faculty in 2007, after three years at Butler University where she was the recipient of the Guyer Endowed Chair, an honorary teaching award.

Dr. Gross focuses on teaching identity, efficacy in science instruction and the embedded structures of educational institutions. During her doctoral studies, Lisa examined the spatiotemporal structures of a middle school environment. Since that time, she has focused her attention to the development of a professional teaching identity. Dr. Gross enjoys teaching all elementary curricular areas, but is most passionate about her courses specific to elementary science methods and instructional planning/design. Her love for the outdoors and dedication to ecological issues continue to shape her teaching and research interests.

Service Positions

  • Faculty Professional Development Committee
Title: Professor of Elementary Education, Elementary Education Undergraduate Program Director
Department: Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Elementary Education Program

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Phone: (828) 262-7856

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Office address
220A College of Education
Boone, NC 28608-2037