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Linda M. Grisham

Linda Grisham


Director, Center for Teaching and Learning



PhD, Stanford University

BA, University of Chicago


Wellesley Campus

Room 327


(781) 239-3147



Dr. Linda Grisham received a B.A. in biochemistry from the University of Chicago, followed by a Ph.D. in pharmacology from Stanford University Medical School. She has worked over the years as a research scientist (University of California, Santa Barbara, Brandeis University, and Lesley University), science educator, STEM curriculum developer, financial planner, community activist, and radio commentator. Dr. Grisham has taught undergraduate and graduate level courses (physics, chemistry, modeling complex systems, pharmacology, and science education).

Dr. Grisham was as co-host and science consultant for the "Essential Science for Teachers: Life Sciences," (2004) video series (eight one-hour sessions) for elementary teachers with the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics for broadcast on the Annenberg/CPB Channel. While at Lesley University, Dr. Grisham was co-PI for the Lesley-TERC project that created 'de novo,' a fully online Science in Education masters’ degree program for K-8 science teachers. Each course module was taught by scientist and science educator.

Dr. Grisham is active in local, regional, and national science advisory boards (e.g., CAITE, Commonwealth Alliance for Information Technology Education, BioQuest Curriculum Consortium, MetroWest STEM Education Network, Cyberlearning at Community Colleges Project) whose primary goal is to increase number of students (especially those from unrepresented groups) pursuing STEM careers. Dr. Grisham has served as STEM Dean at MassBay Community College. Currently Dr. Grisham has been charged with establishing a Center for Teaching, Learning, for faculty professional development at MassBay






Carl Strom Underrepresented Minority Fellowship (2007)









Emerging Faculty Role: Teaching for Deep Understanding Online, S.Doubler & L.Grisham, (2003), Proceedings of AACTE, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) conference, New Orleans, LA


Total Immersion Science: Changing the Rules for Online Learning, L.M. Grisham & S.J. Doubler, (2002) Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2002-World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Denver, CO.