Jeff K. Grim

Jeff K. Grim

Jeff K. Grim

Assistant Professor

Organizational Behavior; Organizational Theory; Academic Careers & Leadership; Student Access & Success; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Jeffrey K. Grim, Ph.D. (he/him) is an assistant professor in the higher education program at George Mason University. Jeff uses his perspective as a first-generation college student and former university administrator to shape his research agenda that pushes theoretical and empirical boundaries for equitable organizational change in higher education. In general, his research examines how organizational structures, policies, and practices shape the experiences and outcomes for faculty, staff, and students in higher education. More specificially he examines: 1) diversity, equity, and inclusion management; 2) academic careers and leadership; 3) student access and success. He strives to create research that meets rigorous scholarly standards and can be applied to improve higher education organizations, policy, and practice.   

Courses Taught

HE 685: Internship in Higher Education
HE 711: Policy Analysis in Higher Education


Ph.D., Higher Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
M.A., Student Affairs Administration, Michigan State University
B.S., Elementary Education, University of Maryland, College Park
A.A., General Studies, Hagerstown Community College

Graduate Certificate, Executive Coaching, Southern Methodist University
Advanced Graduate Certificate, Nonprofit Management, Washington University in St. Louis