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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 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, 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 University. He 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 also served on or 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 book of scholarship on copyright law and the early free press entitled THE TRANSFORMATION OF AUTHORSHIP IN AMERICA (University of Chicago Press, 1997) and a trilogy of non-fiction works that expose a conspiracy behind the Civil War and birth of Los Angeles called the HOLLYWOOD HISTORY.