Grant Goold, EdD

Program Director, Professor and Coordinator

Dr. Goold currently serves as the Program Director and Department Chair of EMS Education at American
River College. Grant recently completed a 2-year assignment at the California Community College Chancellors
Office in the Economic and Workforce Development division. He also currently serves as Advisor to the
Association of College and University Educators (ACUE). In addition to his academic duties, Dr. Goold has
served for over 23 years as a publicly elected official in the Sacramento region. Dr. Goold has written several
books related to public safety, leadership, and recently finished his latest textbook focusing on student
success. For more than 25 years, Dr. Goold has traveled around the world working with Aquatic and Hospitality
professionals speaking and wide variety of leadership topics. Grant completed his Bachelor’s degree from
California State University Sacramento, a Master’s in Public Administration from University of San Francisco
and a Doctorate in Education from the University of San Francisco. Dr. Goold currently lives in Citrus Heights
California with his wife of 35 years. They have 5 children and 5 grandchildren.