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Allen C. Grant - Drexel University Associate Clinical Professor for MS in Educational Administration
Associate Clinical Professor
Department Chair for Education Policy and Leadership Programs

Allen C. Grant, PhD


PhD, Louisiana State University
MEd, George Mason University
BA, The College of William and Mary

Program Affiliation

MS, Educational Administration
EdD, Educational Leadership and Management

Peer-Reviewed Refereed Journal Publications

  • Lee, V., Tecce DeCarlo, M. J., Grant, A., Neuman, D.  (2017).  A collaborative I-LEARN project with kindergarten and second-grade teachers and students at a University-Assisted school. Urban Education. Sage
  • Neuman, D., Grant, A., Lee, V., & Tecce DeCarlo, M.J. (2015). Information and digital literacy in a high-poverty urban school. School Libraries Worldwide, 21(1), 38-53.
  • DeCarlo, M. J., Grant, A., Lee, V., & Neuman, D. (2014). I-LEARN: Helping young children become information literate. In S. Kurbanoglu, S. Spiranec, E. Grassian, D. Mizrachi, & R. Catts (Eds.), Information Literacy. Lifelong Learning and Digital Citizenship in the 21st Century. Second European Conference on Information Literacy (pp. 243-252). Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.

    Invited Non- Refereed Journal Publications
  • Grant, A. (2010).  Tearing Down the Walls: Creating Global Classrooms through Online Through Online Teacher Preparation Programs. Distance Education Magazine: A Journal for Leaders. 7(2).
  • Grant, A. (2009). Webinars at the Louisiana Virtual School.  Principal Leadership. 9(9), 64-66.

    Book Chapter Publications

  • Richardson, R., DeCarlo, M.J., Connell, J., Grant, A., Lee, V., & Wallace, B. (2016). Partnering with a Promise Academy: the McMichael - Drexel –Mantua Civic Association. In Slater, J. and Ravid, R.M. Building and Maintaining Collaborative Communities:  Schools, University, and Community Organizations. New York: Routledge.
  • Neuman, D., Lee, V., DeCarlo, M.J., Grant, A.  (2016). Implementing I-LEARN in a High-Poverty Urban School. In Bracey, P. and Rawson, C. Libraries, Literacy, and African American Youth: Research & Practice. Santa Barbara: Libraries Unlimited.
  • Tecce DeCarlo, M.J., Grant, A., Lee, V. J., & Neuman, D.  (2014). Information literacy in the kindergarten classroom:  An I-LEARN case study (pp.  243-252). In Kurbanoglu, S., Spiranec, S., Grassian, E., Mizrachi, D., & Catts, R. (Eds.).  Information Literacy:  Lifelong Learning and Digital Literacy in the 21st Century. New York:  Springer.

    Peer-Reviewed Papers Presented at Professional Meetings

  • Grant, A., Lum, R. and Cornelius, F.  (2016). Assuring Quality through Development of Evidence Based Assessment Practices: Case Study on the Value of Applying Assessment Data Through   Quality Matters Standards. INTED 2016, Valencia, Spain.
  • Grant, A. (2016).Promoting Student Engagement in Online Learning. INTED 2016, Valencia, Spain.
  • Lee, V. J., Grant, A. G., Neuman, D., & Tecce DeCarlo, M. J.  (2016).  Using I-LEARN to foster the information and digital literacies of middle school students. Paper to be presented at the European Conference on Information Literacy, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Lum, R, Killen, M, Cornelius, F, Grant, A, Marion, L, Sutcliffe,S, Brace, V, Perkel, S (2015). The Benefits of Unifying Graduate Teaching Assistant Training for Online Teaching.  INTED 2015, Valencia Spain
  • Grant, A. (2013) et al.  We Built It and they Came: An Innovative Approach to Shift the Culture of a University.  INTED 2014, Valencia Spain
  • Grant, A. (2013) et al.  If You Build It Will They Come: An Innovative Approach to Shift the Culture of a University.  INTED 2013, Valencia Spain
  • Grant, A. (2013) et al.  Challenges and Realities of Academic Integrity: Best Practices for Instilling Sustainable Change in Students and Faculty.  INTED 2013, Valencia Spain
  • Grant, A. (2003). Technology and the Cultural Divide. Paper presented at the Mid-South Educational Research Association (MSERA) conference, Biloxi, MS
  • K-3 Virtual Schooling
  • Virtual School Leadership
  • Collaborative Technologies
  • 21st Century Learning Skills

Dr. Allen Grant is an education change agent with a wide variety of experiences in K-12 and higher education. He has taught kindergarten, worked as a language instructor in Spain, and has held a plethora of leadership positions across K-12 and higher education. He is the past Director of the Louisiana Virtual School and was a policy expert and grants coordinator for the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Grant joined Drexel in 2010 and is the Academic Head of the Department Policy, Organization and Leadership for the School of Education.  He is the past Director of the EdD Online and EdD Philadelphia programs, as well as the past Director of the Educational Administration Program. He is a Drexel Online Learning Council Fellow, a Drexel Assessment Fellow and a Quality Matters Master Reviewer. His research interests center on emerging technologies, leadership development, community school models and most anything dealing with K-12 virtual schooling. 
Dr. Grant is an avid fisherman-streams, ponds, lakes, bays or oceans. It really doesn’t matter. He splits his time between Springfield (Delco), PA and Susquehanna County, PA where he resides with his wife, two kids, two cats and a pair of very spoiled dogs.