Editorial Staff

March 12, 2013

Katherine Mangan

Senior Writer

Katherine Mangan, a senior writer based in Austin, Tex., joined The Chronicle in 1986. She serves on the daily news team covering a variety of general-assignment topics. She also covers community colleges, college-completion and work-force issues, as well as higher-education news in the Southwest. She worked in Washington covering faculty issues for The Chronicle before moving to Austin as a longtime regional correspondent. She has written extensively about developmental education, dual enrollment, transfer, and access, as well as sexual assault, campus protests, hazing, and free-speech concerns. She has been a frequent presenter at national higher-education conferences and has been a guest on numerous radio programs. She was part of a reporting team honored with an Education Writers Association award for investigative reporting for “The Gates Effect.”

Previously she covered courts and crime for The Fort Lauderdale News and Sun-Sentinel and was a reporter and world-desk editor for the Associated Press.

A 1981 graduate of Williams College, where she majored in French, Mangan spent her junior year at the Sorbonne.