Dr. Jim Grant retired from the presidency of Simpson University in 2006, after 40 years of being involved in some level of nonprofit management. He and his wife, Hazel, relocated to Carbondale, Ill., to be near family.
After a short hiatus, Dr. Grant became a lecturer in the Master of Public Administration program at Southern Illinois University. He teaches courses in management, fundraising and marketing, grant writing and issues in nonprofit management. He also does some consulting in management and fundraising with both nonprofit and public organizations.
As an academic as well as a practitioner, Dr. Grant has learned the importance of successful management and leadership in any organization and the importance of the environment one creates around one’s managing and leading. His luncheon topic, “Comfort Describes More Than Mama’s Cooking,” stems from those considerations.
Dr. Grant holds undergraduate degrees in science and American history, earned an M.A. in American Social and Intellectual History from Samford University, and received his Ph.D. in American Colonial History from the University of Georgia. Learn more about his educational and professional background here.
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