Assistant Professor


Dr. Phillip D. Grant, Jr. is an Assistant Professor of Educational Research at the University of West Georgia department of Leadership, Research, and School Improvement. Phillip received a B.A. in History and Political Science from The University of Alabama in 2011, an M.P.A. from The University of Alabama in 2013, and a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia in 2018 with the Certificate in Interdisciplinary Qualitative Studies. Phillip conducted education research at The University of Alabama's Education Policy Center from 2012-2013 and the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia from 2015-2018. He is involved in several professional organizations, including the American Educational Research Association (AERA), the National Rural Education Association (NREA), and the Comparative and International Educational Society (C&IES). Phillip's research interests lie in linking higher education access to rural students and providing advanced curricular opportunities to K-12 students in remote locations.

Education / Degrees

  • B.A., History and Political Science, The University of Alabama, 2011
  • M.P.A., Master of Public Administration, The University of Alabama, 2013
  • Ph.D., Educational Administration and Policy, University of Georgia, 2018