Grantland S. Rice has earned awards for his research from the National Endowment for the Humanities, American Council for Learned Societies, American Antiquarian Society, Stanford Humanities Center, and Huntington Library. He holds a B.A. in American Studies from Colby College, an M.A. in the History of American Civilization from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Ph.D. in American Literature from Brandeis University. He has taught and/or served in administration at The Ohio State University, Tufts University, Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Harvard Summer School, and Harvard Law School.