Lecturers at the Jefferson Educational Society

Edward Grode,

Ed Grode, M.A., is a former Fulbright Scholar to the United Kingdom, received his master’s degree in American History from the University of Notre Dame. He later went on to serve as principal at Perry, Strong Vincent, and Technical Memorial high schools in Erie, and as the Director of the Institute for Geography Education at Mercyhurst University until his retirement. For close to a decade, he was a board member of the United States Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, visiting refugee camps in Kenya, Rwanda, and Thailand. He has visited the Kakuma Refugee Camp 10 times and is currently working on a history of the camp with his colleague, Dr. Rahul Oka, of the Anthropology Department at the University of Notre Dame.