Bio: Short Version

Jeffrey J. Selingo has written about higher education for two decades. He is the author of three books, a contributing writer at the Washington Post and The Atlantic, and a professor of practice and special advisor at Arizona State University. He is also a visiting scholar at Georgia Tech’s Center for 21st Century Universities.


Bio: Long Version

Jeffrey J. Selingo is a contributing editor at The Atlantic, and his writing has appeared in the Washington Post, the New York Times, and Wall Street Journal. He is the author of three books, including the New York Times bestseller, There Is Life After College: What Parents and Students Should Know About Navigating School to Prepare for the Jobs of Tomorrow. He is currently working on his next book about a year in the life of college admissions—who gets in and why—to be published by Simon & Schuster in 2020.

He is a special advisor to the president at Arizona State University, where he is the founding director of the Academy for Innovative Higher Education Leadership, a partnership between ASU and Georgetown University. He is also a visiting scholar at Georgia Tech’s Center for 21st Century Universities and co-hosts the podcast FUTURE U.

Jeff is the former top editor of the Chronicle of Higher Education, where he worked for 16 years in a variety of reporting and editing roles. His work has been honored with awards from the Education Writers Association, Society of Professional Journalists, and the Associated Press.

He received a bachelor’s degree from Ithaca College and a master’s degree from the Johns Hopkins University. He is a member of the board of trustees at Ithaca College. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Washington, D.C.


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