GRANTLAND RICE is founder and principal of Academy Partners LLC, a Boston-based advisory firm. In this capacity Rice works with faculty, administrators, trustees, and donors to foster sustainable resource development for higher education research and scholarship. He brings to his role more than two decades of lived experience having served in successively senior teaching, administrative, and fundraising roles at The Ohio State University, Tufts University, Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Harvard Law School, and the graduate school for the Claremont Colleges.  

A multidisciplinary U.S. historian by training, Rice holds four degrees in American studies including a Masters in the History of American Civilization from the University of Pennsylvania and a Doctorate in Literature from Brandeis University. He has served on and chaired selection panels for the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Studies Association. Overseas he was appointed the John Adams Faculty Fellow at the Institute for United States Studies at the University of London’s School of Advanced Study and was awarded a Fulbright to teach in Eastern Europe.  

Rice's writing has earned awards from the American Council of Learned Societies, National Endowment for the Humanities, Stanford Humanities Center, Huntington Library, British Library, American Antiquarian Society, and the Thomas J. Watson Foundation. He is the author of a scholarly book on Revolutionary-era writers, copyright law, and the free press entitled THE TRANSFORMATION OF AUTHORSHIP IN AMERICA (University of Chicago Press, 1997) and a trilogy of popular non-fiction works that expose a conspiracy behind the Civil War and the birth of Los Angeles called the HOLLYWOOD HISTORY BOOKS.