Team

Founders

Scott Smallwood

The former managing editor and director of digital products at The Chronicle of Higher Education, Scott has nearly twenty years of experience covering higher education and leading award-winning journalism. He’s led teams of developers and worked closely with sales staff to shape new products. He started his career as a local government reporter in South Carolina and New Mexico.

Email | @ssmallwd | LinkedIn

Sara Hebel

A former assistant managing editor at The Chronicle of Higher Education, Sara has more than two decades of experience as a newsroom leader and higher-education journalist. She’s steered accountability and enterprise journalism, set coverage agendas, and helped create reporting workshops for college journalists. Her first jobs were covering public policy in Congress and the states.

Email | @shebel | LinkedIn


Editorial Advisors

Karin Fischer

International higher education. The economy and colleges.
A freelance journalist and speaker, Karin writes a weekly newsletter, latitude(s), about global higher education issues. Subscribe here.

@karinfischer

Jeff Selingo

Leadership, college finances, admissions.
An author, speaker, and special advisor at Arizona State University, Jeff is working on a forthcoming book from Scribner — Who Gets In and Why: A Year Inside College Admissions.

@jselingo

Jeffrey R. Young

An editor, reporter and podcast producer, Jeff is currently the higher education editor at EdSurge, covering the intersection of technology and education, and co-hosts the EdSurge Podcast.

@jryoung


Advisory Board

Deborah Bial, president and founder of the Posse Foundation. 

Maria Harper-Marinick, chancellor of Maricopa Community Colleges in Arizona.

Caroline Hendrie, executive director of the Education Writers Association.

Amy Kovac-Ashley, director of newsroom learning at the American Press Institute. 

James Kvaal, president of the Institute for College Access & Success and former deputy domestic policy advisor at the White House.

Sabrina Manville, co-founder of Edmit.

Eduardo Padrón, retiring president of Miami Dade College.

Mark Yudof, former leader of several public-university systems, including the University of California, the University of Texas, and the University of Minnesota.