David A Grant

Profile Updated: February 2, 2022
David A Grant
Residing In: Columbus, OH USA
Occupation: English professor (retired)
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After attending Tulane University for one year after high school, I transferred to OSU and earned a BS in Finance. I attended New York University and earned a MBA in Accounting. I worked for American Electric Power as a financial analyst for 7 years, first in New York, (New York in the late 1970s was wild!), then in Columbus, Ohio.

Disillusioned with the business world, I returned to school in 1986, earned a Ph.D. in English (writing a dissertation on Dickens was something I always wanted to do), and worked at Columbus State Community College for 25 years, retiring as a Full Professor. I feel proud about creating the British Literature curriculum at Columbus State, for students who transfer to Ohio State.

So far, retirement has been great! I'm trying to get to most of the books that I accumulated on my reading list over the years. Goodreads is wonderful.
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School Story:

I'll always be grateful for Mrs. Rabinsky, first at Wiley, then at Heights, for inspiring me to become a Dickens scholar.

Thanks to all who put together this website!

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Jan 30, 2022 at 11:49 AM

I was saddened to hear about Louie, who is one of the few people who I  knew before high school that remains in my thoughts.  He was my cabin-mate at Camp Wise back in 1968, when I needed someone to reach out to me as a friend.  Not being fond of adolescent hijinks, I needed someone with sensitivity, good humor, and a kind spirit to be my companion during that time, and Louie was right there. .

At Heights, we used to run into each other and reminisce about that time.  He continued to show his kindness and we enjoyed interacting with other.  The achievements listed in his obituary certainly reinforce what I already knew about him, and he will obviously be loved, missed by many.  

Thanks to Reuven Nathanson for forwarding the information.

 

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