Dr. Lisa Grant has been promoted to Associate Professor of Jewish Education
at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.
In announcing the promotion, Dr. Norman J. Cohen, Provost, said, "Dr.
Grant's scholarly work and her teaching have had an important impact upon the
field of Jewish Education and upon our community of faculty and students."
Dr. Grant holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan and an M.B.A. in public
management from the University of Massachusetts. She earned her Ph.D. in Jewish
Education from the Jewish Theological Seminary in May, 2000. Her research and
teaching interests include adult learning and religious development, organizational
change, and the role Israel plays in American Jewish life.
Dr. Grant's publications include:
- Pomson, Alex and Grant, Lisa D. "Getting Personal with Professional
Development: The Case of Short-term Trips to Israel for Diaspora Teachers."
in Joseph Bashi, Miriam Ben Peretz, and Ami Bouganim, eds. Education and
Professional Training. Jerusalem: The Jewish Agency for Israel, 2004.
- Grant, Lisa D., Schuster, Diane T., Woocher, Meredith, and Cohen, Steven
M. A Journey of Heart and Mind: Transformative Jewish Learning in Adulthood.
New York: JTS Press, 2004.
- Grant, Lisa D. "Connection and Caring: The Role of Educational Leadership
in Adult Jewish Learning." Religious Education Vol. 99, No. 2
- Grant, Lisa D. and Schuster, Diane T. The Impact of Adult Jewish Learning
in Today's Jewish Community. New York: United Jewish Communities, 2003.
- Grant, Lisa D. "Transitions and Trajectories Post Adult Bat Mitzvah."
Journal of Jewish Education. (Fall 2003).
- Schuster, Diane T., and Grant, Lisa D. (2003). "Teaching Jewish Adults,"
in Nachama Moscowitz, editor, The New Jewish Teachers Handbook, 2nd edition.
Denver: A.R.E. Publications.
- Grant, Lisa D. (2001). Eytz Chaim Hi: She is a Tree of Life - An Adult
Bat Mitzvah Curriculum Guide. New York: Women's League for Conservative
- Grant, Lisa D. and Robins, Frieda D. "Judaic Enrichment as a Change
Agent in Early Childhood Education: Limitations and Possibilities."
Conservative Judaism, 53:4 (Summer 2001).
- Grant, Lisa D. "The Role of Mentoring in Enhancing Experience of a
Congregational Israel Trip." Journal of Jewish Education. Vol.
67, No. 1/2 (Spring/Summer 2001).
- Grant, Lisa D., Kelman, Naamah, and Regev, Hannah. "Traveling Towards
the Self While Visiting the Other: Israeli TALI School Educators on a U.S.
Study Tour." Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Vol. 77, No.
3/4 Spring/Summer 2001).
- Grant, Lisa D. "Planned and Enacted Curriculum Stories on a Congregational
Israel Trip." Conservative Judaism. 53:3 (Spring 2001).
- Grant, Lisa D. "A Journey of the Mind to Feed the Spirit." Jewish
Education News. (Winter 2001).
- Grant, Lisa D. "Bar and Bat Mitzvah Trips to Israel: Variations on
a Theme of Affirmation." Jewish Education News. (Winter 2000).
- Grant, Lisa D. "Adult Bat Mitzvah: An American Rite of Continuity,"
Courtyard. (Fall/Winter 1999/2000).
- Grant Lisa D. and Robins, Frieda D. "Hebrew Immersion at Camp Ramah
in New England," Jewish Education News. (Winter 1999).
Dr. Grant has compiled Adult Study Resources for Tanakh, which can be found
at the HUC-JIR website at: http://huc.edu/de/adultEd/