Dr. Grunow earned her PhD in Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has previously served the State of Wisconsin as Mathematics Consultant with the Department of Public Instruction. Her major research interest is in professional development for mathematics teachers. Dr. Grunow has been the project director for several federal and UW System professional development grants. A major concentration of hers has been connecting UW-Platteville mathematics education students with surrounding local education agencies (LEAs) and their staffs.