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Kevin Grimm, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Government, & Criminal Justice757.352.4551

Kevin Grimm, Ph.D.


While his direct male Grimm line goes back to the southwestern German state of Baden in the 1500s (but no, he is not related to the brothers), Dr. Kevin Grimm is originally from the wind-swept plains of Bowling Green, Ohio. After teaching several courses as a graduate student and participating in the Contemporary History Institute at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, he fulfilled a one-year visiting position at Beloit College in Wisconsin before coming to Regent.

Grimm’s dissertation and subsequent work explores the various relationships between the Dwight D. Eisenhower administration, the early civil rights movement, international labor organizations, and African nations, most often Ghana, during the 1950s and 1960s. He has published several book chapters, and his articles have appeared in the Journal of Contemporary History and OFO: Journal of Transatlantic Studies. Grimm and his wife live in Virginia Beach.


Ph.D., History, Ohio University M.A., History, Ohio University B.A., History and Classical Civilization, Bowling Green State University


  • America Enters the Cold War: The Road to Global Commitment, 1945-1950. New York: Routledge, 2017.
  • “One Man’s Peace: Influences on Martin Luther King Jr.’s Non-violent Philosophy” in William M. Knoblauch, Michael Loadenthal, and Christian P. Peterson, eds. The Routledge History of World Peace Since 1750. New York: Routledge, 2018.
  • Historiography Essay, “Eisenhower and the Third World” in Chester J. Pach, Jr, ed. A Companion to Dwight D. Eisenhower. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing Ltd., 2017.
  • Gazing Toward Ghana: African American Agency in the Eisenhower Administration’s Relations with Africa,” Journal of Contemporary History 48, July (2013): 578-596.
  • “Narrative of Modernity: Horace Mann Bond and the Public Image of Ghana in 1950s America,” OFO: Journal of Transatlantic Studies 2 (2013).



Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations


Grace Bible Church, Virginia Beach


Fall 2017 Regent University Faculty Award for Excellence in Scholarship