Higher Education

Goldie Blumenstyk, MSUMB welcomed Goldie Blumenstyk, MS, editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education, on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, to the SMC Campus Center.




Goldie Blumenstyk

Goldie Blumenstyk, MS, is one of the nation’s most respected higher education journalists. As a reporter and an editor at The Chronicle of Higher Education since 1988, she is known for her expertise on for-profit higher education and educational innovation. Other topics she has covered include distance education, the internet boom and bust, state politics, university governance, and fundraising. She has reported for The Chronicle from China, Israel, Peru, and several countries in Europe, and her stories have received numerous awards.

In addition, Blumenstyk has been a frequent guest on public radio and public affairs shows, and her work has appeared in The New York Times and USA TODAY. She is co-founder of The Chronicle’s new reporting project, “Re:Learning — Mapping the New Education Landscape.” And her articles on colleges' relationships with industry, including their efforts to become biotech hubs and their dealings with corporate giants such as BP, ExxonMobil, and Novartis, have been widely cited by experts.

Her best-selling book, American Higher Education in Crisis? What Everyone Needs to Know, was published by Oxford University Press in 2015. Before joining The Chronicle, she covered city hall for the Orlando Sentinel.

Blumenstyk has a BA in history from Colgate University and a master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Follow her on X, the company formerly known as Twitter, @GoldieStandard.

Join President Jay A. Perman, MD, for a series of panel discussions on politics and policy this spring. Future speakers in the President’s Panel on Politics and Policy series include Matt Hourihan of the American Association for the Advancement of Science on the federal budget outlook.