Grant Wiggins was the President of Authentic Education in Hopewell, New Jersey. He earned his Ed.D. from Harvard University and his B. A. from St. John's College in Annapolis. Grant and his AE colleagues consulted with schools, districts, state and national education departments on a variety of reform matters.
Grant is perhaps best known for being the co-author, with Jay McTighe, of Understanding by Design, the award-winning and highly successful program and set of materials on curriculum design used all over the world; and of Schooling by Design.