Jack Stripling is a senior reporter for The Chronicle of Higher Education, where he covers college and university leadership.
Before joining The Chronicle in 2011, he was a reporter for the online publication Inside Higher Ed. In past years, Mr. Stripling was a beat reporter for The Opelika-Auburn News and The Gainesville Sun, where he covered Auburn University and the University of Florida, respectively. The Education Writers Association has honored Mr. Stripling on several occasions for his watchdog reporting on a number of issues, including college governance, plagiarism and executive compensation. He is particularly interested in how leaders manage crises, and how administrators and boards wield power.
Mr. Stripling earned a bachelor’s degree in English with a creative-writing emphasis from Florida State University. He holds a master’s degree in literature from Auburn. He has also taught at the college level, as an adjunct professor of English at Santa Fe Community College, in Florida, and as a graduate teaching assistant at Auburn.