January 29, 2007 - Grantham University, an online university specializing in educating working adults, has appointed Dr. Herbert London, the president of the Hudson Institute, to its Board of Governors. The Hudson Institute is a world-renowned think-tank in Washington, DC.
"We're proud to have Dr. London on our Board of Governors,' said Thomas M. Macon, chairman of Grantham University. "Dr. London is a noted social critic and a true leader in education. His ideas and opinions will be greatly valued at Grantham University.'
Dr. London is a professor emeritus and the former John M. Olin professor of humanities at New York University (NYU). He was responsible for creating the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at NYU in 1972 and was its dean until 1992. The school was organized to promote the study of "great books' and classic texts. Dr. London is a graduate of Columbia University and a Ph.D. recipient of New York University. He's the author and editor of 21 books and has appeared on numerous national television programs, newspapers and publications.
"Grantham University is in the forefront of a revolution in higher education that offers widespread opportunity at a reasonable cost and under realistic conditions for the consumer,' said Dr. Herbert London. "Grantham is setting the stage for online education that truly democratizes the delivery system. I'm convinced that it will become an exemplar as the university of the future.'
Dr. London also serves on numerous other boards including the National Chamber Foundation; International Transportation Systems; Merrill Lynch Assets Management; and InnoCentive and Reflex Security Inc. He is listed in the Outstanding People of the 21st Century; Directory of Distinguished Americans; Who's Who in Education; Who's Who in the East; Men of Distinction; Who's Who in America; Kingston's National Registry of Who's Who; and the 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century.
Grantham University offers online undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Criminal Justice, Business Administration, General Studies, Computer Science, and other technology-related fields. Grantham's degree programs are flexible and self-paced, allowing students to complete their course work at times and places that fit their busy schedules.
Grantham's faculty, administration, and advisors are comprised of educators, business executives, industry professionals and entrepreneurs. Among the advisors are Dr. D. Bruce Merrifield, former Assistant Secretary of Commerce under President Reagan and an endowed chair at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania; and Dr. Mark Skousen, chairman of www.investmentU.com, economist, financial advisor, author, and economics professor at Columbia University's Barnard College.