College of Education and Public Policy

Professor Emeritus Jane A. Grant

Jane A. Grant, Ph.D. Photo of Jane Grant, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus, 2014


  • University of California at Berkeley Ph.D., 1981, Sociology
  • University of California at Berkeley M. A., 1973, Sociology
  • Brooklyn College B. A., 1971, Sociology

Research Interest

Dr. Grant’s teaching and research interests focus on democracy and policy. Her book, The New American Social Compact, looks at the expansion of civil, political, and social rights in the United States in the 21st century, along with the responsibilities citizens have to each other, future generations, other nations, and other species.

Selected Publications

The New American Social Compact: Rights and Responsibilities in the 21st Century (Lexington Books, 2008).

“Where the Rivers Meet: An Ecological History of Allen County,” in John D. Beatty, ed. History of Fort Wayne and Allen County, 1700-2005, Vol. 1, (Evansville, IN: M.T. Publishing Co., Inc., 2006).

Community, Democracy, and the Environment: Sharing the Future (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2003).

"Assessing and Managing Risk in the Public Sector: An Urban Hazardous Waste Landfill." Journal of Urban Affairs, (Volume 16, Number 4, 1994, 335-359).

"Making Policy Choices: Local Government and Economic Development." Urban Affairs Quarterly , (Volume 26, Number 2, 1990, 148-169).

"Consumer Participation in Health Planning: Policy and Political Implications." Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly , (Volume 18, Number 2, 1989, 147-165).

Highlights of Community Service

Dr. Grant is a member of the American Sociological Association, the American Society for Public Administration, the Urban Affairs Association, the American Public Health Association, and the American Association of University Professors.