Curt Grimm

Deputy Director
Research Associate Professor
Phone: (603) 862-3788
Office: Carsey School of Public Policy, Huddleston Hall Rm G05, Durham, NH 03824
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Curt Grimm is the Carsey School of Public Policy's deputy director and a research associate professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of New Hampshire. Curt joined Carsey in 2006 and contributes to the day-to-day administration and helps the Carsey School grow and develop. He provides leadership and oversight for several of Carsey’s sustainable development and indicator research projects, participates in a number of evaluation activities, and contributes to Carsey's academic programs.

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.


  • Ph.D., Anthropology, State University of New York at Binghamton
  • M.A., Anthropology, State University of New York at Binghamton
  • B.A., Anthropology, University of New Hampshire

Research Interests

  • Sustainable Development

Courses Taught

  • DPP 980: Project Design
  • PPOL 912: Strategies for Policy Impact
  • PPOL 990: Policy Capstone

Selected Publications

Hamilton, L. C., Lemcke-Stampone, M., & Grimm, C. (2018). Cold Winters Warming? Perceptions of Climate Change in the North Country. Weather, Climate, and Society, 10(4), 641-652. doi:10.1175/wcas-d-18-0020.1

Lyman, M. W., Grimm, C., & Evans, J. R. (2014). Community forests as a wealth creation strategy for rural communities. Community Development, 45(5), 474-489. doi:10.1080/15575330.2014.951374

Thorn, A. M., Wake, C. P., Grimm, C. D., Mitchell, C. R., Mineau, M. M., & Ollinger, S. V. (n.d.). Development of scenarios for land cover, population density, impervious cover, and conservation in New Hampshire, 2010–2100. Ecology and Society, 22(4). doi:10.5751/es-09733-220419

Most Cited Publications