Curt Grimm is the former deputy director of the Carsey School of Public Policy and a previous research associate professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of New Hampshire. Curt joined Carsey in 2006 and contributed to the day-to-day administration and helped the Carsey School grow and develop. He provided leadership and oversight for several of Carsey’s sustainable development and indicator research projects and participated in a number of evaluation activities.
Formerly Curt served as senior social scientist for the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Africa Bureau, where he helped form and implement policy and guidance on social development issues, with specific emphasis on local participation, gender, community development, and democratic governance topics. Rural development programs, particularly those that emphasize sustainable natural resource management, have been central to his career. Curt is specialized in strategic planning, performance monitoring, and evaluation and has experience assisting several New England nonprofit organizations build institutional capacity around planning and program design. Curt earned his bachelor's degree in anthropology and history from the University of New Hampshire and his master's and doctorate degrees in anthropology from the State University of New York at Binghamton.