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 research and scholarship. He brings to this role more than two decades of experience, having served in successively senior teaching and administrative roles at Ohio State University, Tufts University, Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Harvard Summer School, Harvard Law School, and the graduate school for the Claremont Colleges.  

A multidisciplinary 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 PhD in Literature from Brandeis. His 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 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 is the author of a scholarly book on 18th century writers and the free press called THE TRANSFORMATION OF AUTHORSHIP IN AMERICA and a trilogy of trade books spanning the 19th century called THE HOLLYWOOD HISTORY.