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Mathematics

Lisa Elaine Marano

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Mathematics

Address:
Room 101
25 University Avenue
West Chester, PA 19383


Phone: 610-436-2440 
Fax: 610-738-0578 
Email: Department Chair

Lisa Elaine Marano

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Professor

Office: UNA 173a
Phone: 610-738-0585
Fax: 610-738-0578

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Education

  • B.S. Rider University, NJ
  • M.S. Lehigh University, PA
  • Ph.D. Lehigh University, PA

Research Interests

  • Probability Theory
  • Brownian motion and other Gaussian processes
  • Mathematical Finance
  • The preparation of future actuaries
  • Integrating Quantitative Literacy across the curriculum
  • Mathematics and Social Justice
  • Service-Learning within STEM curriculum

Professional Experience

  • Fall 2018– present, Co-Director, First Year Experience Program, West Chester University
  • August 2017 – present, Dean’s Faculty Associate for Student Success, College of the Science and Mathematics, West Chester University
  • July 2016 – August 2017, Dean’s Assistant for Student Issues, College of the Science and Mathematics, West Chester University
  • August 2016 – present, Professor, West Chester University
  • January 2008 – August 2016, Associate Professor, West Chester University
  • August 2007 - present, Coordinator, Actuarial Science and Financial Mathematics Program, West Chester University
  • August 2008 - August 2011, August 2014 – present, Assistant Chair, Department of Mathematics, West Chester University
  • August 2002 – December 2007, Assistant Professor, West Chester University

Select Publications

  • “Preparing for Student Resistance,” To appear in Mathematics and Social Justice: Perspectives and Resources for the College Classroom, ed. Karaali, Gizem and Khadjavi, Lily.
  • “Meaningful Community Engagement in Mathematics,” with Kimberly Dempsey and Ross Leiser, in Cathyrn Crosby and Frederick Brockmeier (eds.), Community Engagement Program Implementation and Teacher Preparation for 21st Century Education, Chapter 6, IGI Global, Hershey, PA, 2016.
  • “Lower bounds for the distribution of the suprema of Brownian increments and Brownian motion normalized by the corresponding modulus function,” with V. Dobric. Journal of Theoretical Probability, March 2016, Volume 29, Issue 1, pp 1–31.
  • “Comparing Traditional Proofs of the Modulus of Continuity and the Law of the Iterated Logarithm to a New Method which Yields Rates of Convergence,” in Mark McKibben and Micah Webster (eds.), Brownian Motion: Elements, Dynamics and Applications, Chapter 4, Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge, NY, 2015.
  • “If You Build It, Will They Come? Tales from Developing a New Actuarial Science Degree Program.” PRIMUS, November 2014, Volume 24, Issue 9-10, p. 847 - 855.
  • “PTP “Women in Mathematics” Visits China,” with M. Leigh Lunsford, Newsletter of the Association for Women in Mathematics, September 2006.
  • “Introducing Elementary Topology through Knot Tying and Band Forming Activities,” Proceedings of the 17th Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics 2004.
  • “Rates of Convergence of Levy’s Modulus of Continuity and Hincin’s Law of the Iterated Logarithm,” with V. Dobric, High Dimensional Probability III, Birkhauser, Progress in Probability, 2003, Volume 55.
  • “The Professional Master’s Degree: A New Option” with K. Pedersen, P. Seshaiyer and J. Slimowitz, Math Horizons, February 2003, Volume 10.

Grants

  • Fall 2014 – Fall 2015, PI, Second annual ASAP! Actuarial Science Academy Program, a program to attract under-represented minorities to study Actuarial Science at West Chester University.
    · $8000. CAS Dean’s Award for New Initiatives in Support of Diversity and International Outreach.
    · $6000. Joint Casualty Actuary Society and Society of Actuaries Committee on Actuarial Diversity Summer Actuarial Program grant.
    · $3,422.35. CAS Dean’s Award for CAS Student Engagement.
  • Fall 2013 – Fall 2014, PI, ASAP! Actuarial Science Academy Program, a program to attract under-represented minorities to study Actuarial Science at West Chester University.
    · $7999.03 from CAS Dean’s Award for New Initiatives in Support of Diversity and International Outreach.
    · $5951.14 from the Joint Casualty Actuary Society and Society of Actuaries Committee on Actuarial Diversity Summer Actuarial Program grant.
    · $1673.00 CAS Student Engagement

Select Talks

  • October 2015, “Teaching from High Ground: Group Advising in Mathematics and Literacy” with T. Selvaggi, 44th Annual PAC-TE Teacher Education Assembly, Harrisburg, PA.
  • August 2014, “To Be Honorable is to Serve” How to Align with this Motto in a General Education Honors Mathematics Course, MathFest, Portland, OR.

Select Invited Presentations
  • February 22, 2010, How Mathematics Students Can Serve the Community, Mathematics and the Public Good lecture series, Bellarmine University, Louisville, KY.
  • January 14, 2010, panelist, Mathematics and Social Justice, MAA-Project NExT Panel Discussion, Joint AMS-MAA Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
  • August 5, 2009, Outreach programs to local schools, teachers, and students, MathFest, Portland, OR.

 

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