Grover Plunkett received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Alabama in 1980 and enjoyed a 30-year career in business. In 2008, he received his master’s degree in post secondary education with emphasis in history from Troy University and pursued his love for teaching. He taught history at Faulkner University and Alabama State University, as an adjunct instructor, until 2012, while pursuing a master’s degree in liberal arts at Faulkner University. He earned a master’s degree in political science from Auburn University Montgomery in 2013. While at Auburn University Montgomery, he was named Khalid bin Sultan Research Fellow and researched American Foreign Policy initiatives for Cuba, as well as, the effects of democratization in American society. In January 2012, he became assistant professor of history and political science at Faulkner University. He is presently earning a Ph.D. in international relations and economics at Auburn University and his research efforts include studies in the growth of capitalism in state-controlled markets, as well as, the role of government in reversing the economic decline in American cities.