Editorial Staff

January 01, 2006

Goldie Blumenstyk

Senior Writer

As a reporter and an editor at The Chronicle of Higher Education since 1988, Goldie Blumenstyk has covered a wide range of topics, including distance education, the Internet boom and bust, state politics, university governance, and fund raising. She is nationally known for her expertise on for-profit higher education, college finances, and university patents and the commercialization of academic research. She has reported for The Chronicle from several countries in Europe and from China, and her stories have received numerous awards, including first place from the Education Writers Association for 2011 for beat reporting on the Business of Higher Education.

Blumenstyk is a frequent speaker at higher-education industry conferences, at events designed for members of the news media, and as a guest on radio and public-television shows. Her articles on colleges' relationships with industry, including their efforts to become biotech hubs and their dealings with corporate giants like BP, ExxonMobil, and Novartis, have been widely cited by other experts. She is also the author of American Higher Education in Crisis? What Everyone Needs to Know, published by Oxford University Press, 2015