GRANTLAND S. 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 this role more than two decades of experience, having served in successively senior teaching, administrative, and fundraising roles at The Ohio State University, Tufts University, Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, and Harvard Law School.

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 University. He has won awards from the American Council of Learned Societies, National Endowment for the Humanities, Fulbright Commission, Stanford Humanities Center, Huntington Library, British Library, American Antiquarian Society, & Thomas J. Watson Foundation. Overseas he was the John Adams Faculty Fellow at the Institute for United States Studies at the University of London.  Rice is the author of a  scholarly work on the perils of the early American free press entitled  THE TRANSFORMATION OF AUTHORSHIP IN AMERICA and a forthcoming trilogy of sensational U.S. history books called the HOLLYWOOD HISTORY.