Ph.D., Northwestern Univ. (2012)
M.S., Northwestern Univ. (2007)
B.A., College of the Holy Cross (2006)
Lisa Melanson's research specialization is in mathematical modeling and numerical analysis with an emphasis on applications to biology and fluid mechanics. While completing her Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics at Northwestern University, Lisa focused on developing a numerical model for the growth and rupture of intracranial aneurysms. Collaboration is central to her research, and she enjoys being able to work with other researchers in the fields of mathematics, engineering, computer science, and neurology.
Lisa has taught a variety of courses, including Multivariable Calculus, Linear Algebra, and Differential Equations. She challenges students to find the beauty and utility of mathematics through persistent practice and applying knowledge to real-world problems. The mantra “we learn by doing” extends to her teaching style in the classroom, where she encourages one-on-one student interactions and collaborative learning.
A native of Bristol, Connecticut, Lisa is excited to join the faculty at Trinity College.