Dr. Jeffrey Lant, born in Maywood, Illinois has studied at twelve universities worldwide, including the University of Dijon; the University of Munich; the University of St. Andrews, Scotland (where he was awarded “The Sir Henry Jones Prize” in moral philosophy); the University of California, Santa Barbara (summa cum laude); the University of California, Santa Cruz; Cornell College; Northeastern University; and Harvard University, from where he graduated with an MA (1970) and PhD in History (1975). At Harvard he was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow, Harvard Traveling Fellow, and won a prize for merit at Dudley House, Harvard College.
Dr. Jeffrey Lant has taught at over thirty universities across the nation, including University of Maine, Boston University, University of Connecticut, Hofstra University, University of Pittsburg, Chatham College, Case Western Reserve University, Eastern Michigan University, University of Minnesota, Southern Methodist University, Harvard College, and many more.
Over the course of many years, Dr. Jeffrey Lant has written more than a thousand articles and books on a wide variety of important subjects, including the British monarchy, animal rights, business development, marketing, public relations, publishing, nonprofit fundraising, politics, international relations, and consulting.
In addition, the two volumes of Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s memoir entitled A Connoisseur’s Journey: Being the Artful Memoirs of a Man of Wit, Discernment, Pluck, and Joy received nine literary awards, including one from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for Lifetime Achievement.
Dr. Jefrey Lant is also an honored recipient of “Men and Women of Distinction” by the International Biographical Center in Cambridge, England.
His program on consulting, sponsored by Oklahoma State University, was the first university program to be broadcast from outer space. The initial broadcast went to over thirty universities.
Dr. Jefrey Lant is also world-famous for his Red Drawing Room, where he stores his art collection. Specializing in European Arts from the sixteenth to nineteenth centuries.
“You might think that at age seventy-one, with so many published materials and a host of prizes indicating how popular my publications are, that I would wish to retire, to lounge and snooze over someone else’s hard work. But you see, my work can never be finished, because every time I put fingers to keyboard I like to believe that I am changing the world just that bit. And when one knows one is doing good, there can be no argument for giving it up.”
——Dr. Jefrey Lant