Meet the Author

Doris Lloyd Grosh studied at the University of Chicago (B.S., mathematics and physics), the  Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, at Purdue University, and at Kansas State University (Ph.D., statistics).  From 1968 until her retirement in 1990 she held joint appointments at Kansas State University in the Department of Industrial Engineering and the Department of Statistics.  During 1988-9 she was acting department head of Industrial Engineering.

Dr. Doris GroshShe has been a contributor and referee for Technometrics, Journal of the American Statistical Society, and IEEE Transactions on Reliability. She has belonged to the Society of Women Engineers, American Society for Quality Control, American Statistical Association, American Association of University Professors, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, and Pi Mu Epsilon.

Her first book, A Primer of Reliability Theory, was published in 1988 by John Wiley & Sons.  She has been a consultant or co-investigator for projects funded by the Nuclear Regulatory Agency, Kansas Department of Health and Environment, and Kansas Department of Transportation.

Dr. Grosh received the Hollis Award for Excellence in TeaThe Mother Hen award--still guarding her broodching from the Kansas State College of Engineering in 1975, where she was for many years the only woman on the engineering faculty.  The students voted her the best teacher in the Department of  Industrial Engineering in 1981 and 1990.  As she retired they created a special award to reflect the role she had played for so many of them.  In 1990 she became the first and so far only recipient of the Industrial Engineering department Mother Hen Award.

In the year 2000 she and her husband celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary; they have three grown daughters. He died in October 2003.  Since retirement she has been active in community organizations, so active, that she has earned recognition for community service.  In 2000 the University for Man Community Learning Center gave her their Grassroots Community Education Award.  She was also included in the list of "Most Admired" by the Manhattan Mercury, for her work with the Manhattan Arts Center, who recently appointed her as their first lifetime honorary director.  In 2001 the local Sertoma Club gave her their award for Service to Mankind.

Doris Grosh's resume