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Carolyn Mooney

Senior Editor, The Chronicle of Higher Education
The Chronicle of Higher Education

A senior editor and project manager, Carolyn Mooney has held numerous reporting and editing roles during a long Chronicle career. Previously, as the editor of special themed issues of The Chronicle, she worked with staff reporters, outside writers, and designers to produce reports on diversity, the digital campus, annual trends in higher education, and more.

Before that she traveled the globe as an international features writer, reporting on wide-ranging topics like language politics in Iceland and South Africa, and the Yeats Summer School, in Ireland. In earlier assignments, she covered state higher-education policy, faculty culture, college leadership, religion, pension funds, and the arts. Her articles providing an inside look at the tenure system and examining the career paths of Black mathematicians won Education Writers Association awards.

Before joining The Chronicle, she was a reporter at The Miami Herald and at States News Service, in Washington, D.C. She received a fellowship from the American Council on Germany to report on American troops stationed there at a time of rising anti-American tensions.

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Stories by this Author

  • News

    250 MOOCs and Counting: One Man’s Educational Journey

    “I have hopefully become a much better, more informed and useful global citizen,” he says, “all without ever physically leaving my apartment.”
  • News

    Leadership, Work-Life Balance Help Make Great Colleges

    The survey showcases job practices that employees appreciate most.
  • Wired Campus

    Introducing Karen Head, Guest Blogger

    An assistant professor at Georgia Tech, she’ll be writing about her group’s efforts to develop a massive open online course in freshman composition.
  • Arts & Academe

    Arts-School Grads: Rich? Don’t Count on It. Content? Quite Possibly!

    New survey data suggest that the alumni are happily using what they learned, though not always in the ways they, or their parents or faculty, expected.
  • Arts & Academe

    Portrait of the Artists as a Scrappy, Fulfilled Demographic

    A continuing, ambitious survey counters stereotypes of arts-program alumni as bitter, unemployed paupers, suggesting instead an entrepreneurial, versatile population using its creativity in expected and sometimes unforeseen ways.
  • Arts & Academe

    A Sculptor’s Army of the Absurd

    During a residency at the Kohler Company’s industrial-pottery plant, an art professor from Birmingham-Southern College crafted 50 weary, misguided warriors.
  • Arts & Academe

    Student Originals Are Featured in U. of Illinois Jazz Album

    A lot of college bands make CD’s, but not double CD’s entirely composed or arranged by students. That’s what you’ll hear on “Freeplay.”
  • Arts & Academe

    Art and Alzheimer’s at UVa.

    The aesthetic meets the therapeutic in a new museum program.
  • Chronicle Review

    All-Consuming Art

    Chris Jordan’s provocatively manipulated digital photographs tell a story of human consumption and degradation, one bit of plastic at a time.
  • The Review

    The Arts & Academe

    A play about women and math; a film about law and Gitmo; an environmental film festival; and research in a hip-hop archive.