Shaping the Future Through

Education and Research Partnerships


 The Principals

We combine 90+ years of experience in University–based education and research and private-sector consulting, including  scores of projects, hundreds of peer-reviewed articles, and technical reports, as well as  media publications and presentations.  A principal goal is to assist in the formation of university-based partnerships involving industry and government.



    Dr. John C. Nemeth—Science & Technology



  • Former Executive Director and CEO of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society, 10/1/2015 to 6/30/2017
  • University consortium management–Oak Ridge Associated Universities (11 yrs)

  • University Professor, researcher, & research administrator- 15 Yrs at The Georgia Institute of Technology, added service on the faculties of Erskine College & NC State University
  • Science & technology consulting—CZRC, Law Environmental, CH2MHill, & personal consulting  projects (40yrs)


Dr. Grace Toney Edwards—Culture & Humanities


  • University Professor: Radford University & Appalachian State University (44 years)
  • Director of Radford University's Appalachian Regional Studies Center for 15yrs
  • Consultant to colleges/universities, university associations, communities, schools, and the public media for 27 yrs
  • Author of Three books and numerous articles and peered-reviewed publications





  • Business Turn-around consulting, specializing in 501(c)3 organizations
  • Networking & Partnering
  • Project Management 
  • Convening & facilitating workshops/symposia/meetings for business development, strategic planning and program operations
  • Business development and marketing
  • Strategic Planning and Executive Counseling





                         Client Experience 

  • US Dept. of Energy; US Dept. of Defense, US Dept. of Homeland Security; US Dept. of Agriculture; US EPA;  Appalachian Regional Commission; US Dept. of Labor
  • University-based/education/community Organizations: AAAS, Association of Public and Land Grant Universities, Association of American Universities, Council of Graduate Schools, Appalachian College Association, Konnarock Retreat House in VA, others
  • Numerous other Federal & state agencies including: NSF, USGS, US Army COE, NIOSH, NIH, NNSA, NASA, FLC, USEPA, NRC  
  • State governments—ex. SC, GA, NC, TN, MS, FL, VA
  • Numerous Municipalities
  • Private Industry—ex. Harris and Associates/IIC Partners, Glacier Environmental Fund Ltd., Hercules, SUNOCO, Shell Oil, American Petrofina, Waste Management, Reynolds Metals,International Paper, Southeast Paper, The Southern Company, Texas Instruments



          Discriminators & Achievements

  • Marketing and business development of Millions-$ in hundreds of grants and contracts ranging from the social and cultural to energy, environment, STEM education and international security.
  • Assembling teams of technical experts & scholars
  • Excellence in execution & management of hundreds of projects
  • Direct access to the nation’s university research and education enterprise, as well as industry through the extensive CGJC Associates Network including thousands of contacts and experts in: Energy, environment, infrastructure, and STEM Education

                  - National Security and Emergency Management

                  - Risk Management Planning & Evaluation

                  - Technology Solutions

                  - Review & Evaluation of Science &Technology research


Biosketches       Click "Bio" at bottom of the page.

Address:  3945 Arbolito Trail

Christiansburg, VA 24073

Phone & FAX: 540-382-0199

Mobile: 540-632-971



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