Bryon L. Grigsby returned to his alma mater and began his tenure as the 16th president of Moravian University in 2013.
A consummate advocate for teaching with technology, Grigsby has enabled Moravian University to achieve Apple Distinguished Campus for the past six years. He has helped Moravian grow from a residential liberal arts college to a master’s comprehensive university, which has helped to solve numerous employment problems in the region in the areas of healthcare and rehabilitation sciences, education, business, and the behavioral health sciences. Under his leadership, Moravian has more than doubled enrollment in the last decade and has made first-generation students a priority by establishing the only honors society for first-generation students in 2018, Alpha Alpha Alpha. Most recently, Grigsby has been involved with Moravian becoming the first transatlantic World Heritage site between Bethlehem, PA; Christenfeld, Denmark; Herrnhut, Germany; and Gracehill, Ireland.
Grigsby authored Pestilence in Medieval and Renaissance English Literature, as well as Misconceptions of the Middle Ages, a collection of essays compiled with his co-editor Stephen Harris, and “Black Plague.” He has served as the general editor for the online journal Medica: The Society for the Study of Health and Healing in the Middle Ages. He served as an expert for The Washington Post’s article on the cultural interpretation of disease in relation to SARS and has published articles in Shakespeare Magazine, the Writing Lab Newsletter, the Modern Language Association’s Teaching Medicine and Literature, the Connecticut Review, and Essays in Medieval Studies.
Grigsby serves on the (NAICU) National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities Board and the Tax Committee, the (AICUP) Association of Independent Colleges Universities of Pennsylvania, Executive Board, and on the New American College and University Board.
Grigsby received a B.A. from Moravian College, an M.A. from Wake Forest University, and a Ph.D. from Loyola University Chicago, specializing in medieval literature, early modern literature, and the history of medicine.