Lisa is Professor of Jewish Education at Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion (New York campus). She holds a BA from the University of Michigan, and MBA in public management from the University of Massachusetts and a Ph.D. in Jewish Education from the Jewish Theological Seminary. Her research and teaching interests focus on adult Jewish learning, the professional development of Jewish leaders and the place of Israel in American Jewish life. She has published widely on these topics in a range of academic journals, books, and teaching guides. She is co-author with Ezra Kopelowitz of Israel Education Matters: A 21st Century Paradigm for Jewish Education (Center for Jewish Peoplehood Education: 2012). She is also co-editor of the International Handbook of Jewish Education (Springer: 2011) with Helena Miller and Alex Pomson. Lisa is also a Fellow at the Center for Jewish Peoplehood Education (www.jpeoplehood.org), a resource center for institutions and individuals seeking to build collective Jewish life, with a focus on Jewish Peoplehood and Israel education.
Grant, Lisa D. and Kopelowitz, Ezra. Israel Education Matters: A 21st Century Paradigm for Jewish Education. Jerusalem: The Center for Jewish Peoplehood Education (2012).
Miller, Helena, Grant, Lisa D., Pomson, Alex, editors. The International Handbook of Jewish Education. Springer (2011).
Grant, Lisa D. and Ravid, Shlomi. “Creating a sustainable sense of peoplehood: Towards a pedagogy of commitment.” Jewish Educational Leadership, Vol. 9:2 (2011).
Grant, Lisa D. “Authenticity, Autonomy, and Authority: Feminist Jewish Learning among Post-Soviet Women.” Journal of Jewish Education Vol. 74, No. 1 (2008).
Grant, Lisa D. “Israel Education in Reform Congregational Schools.” CCAR journal (Summer, 2007).
Grant, Lisa D. (2007). “Finding Her Right Place in the Synagogue: The Rite of Adult Bat Mitzvah,” in Riv Ellen Prell, editor, Women Remaking American Judaism. Detroit: Wayne State University Press.