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About the Author
Jeff is the author of College (Un)Bound: The Future of Higher Education and What It Means for Students, a New York Times best-selling education book of 2013. His latest book, MOOC U: Who Is Getting the Most Out of Online Education and Why, looks at the rise of free virtual courses and was published by Simon & Schuster in 2014. He is working on his third book that will look at post-college life for today's graduates and how they can better launch into a career. It is scheduled to be published by William Morrow (HarperCollins) in 2016.
A writer, columnist, and thought leader featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, and on NPR, ABC, and CBS, his experience covering colleges and universities for more than 17 years has given him a front-row seat to the $490-billion higher-education industry, making him a sought-after speaker and consultant on the future of higher education. In addition to being a contributing editor to The Chronicle, he is a professor of practice at Arizona State University, where he is leading the design of the Academy for Innovative Higher Education Leadership, a new executive leadership program between the presidents of ASU and Georgetown University.
He is the former top editor of the nation's leading higher-education publication, The Chronicle of Higher Education, with operational, business development, and strategic experience. Previously, he was a reporter and editor at The Chronicle, and a reporter at various daily newspapers, including the Arizona Republic.