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Ron Coddington

Editor, Visuals and Data
The Chronicle of Higher Education

Before joining the staff in 2010, he served as art director of USA Today, where he led a creative team in the development of breaking-news and long-term projects. Coddington began his career as a staff artist with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He has also served as assistant art director of the San Jose Mercury News and was part of the staff awarded the 1990 Pulitzer Prize for general news reporting of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake and its aftermath. He has also worked for Knight Ridder/Tribune Information Services, where he participated in the development KRT Europe and KRT Interactive.

Coddington has appeared as a speaker at the Poynter Institute, the Society for News Design, the Online News Association, and other venues. He has participated as a judge for the Online News Association, Society for News Design, and other competitions.

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Stories by this Author

  • News

    ‘My Gut Response Is Fear and Dread’: Thoughts on Returning to Campus This Fall

    Many colleges plan to resume in-person instruction in August or September. Some faculty and staff members aren’t so sure.
  • Adjunct Voices

    An Adjunct’s Balancing Act Has Its Ups and Downs

    Desiree Robertson says the way in which she has to divide her time slows her growth as a professor.
  • Adjunct Voices

    An Adjunct Wonders When It’s Time to Stop Chasing the Dream

    Joe Fruscione has been trying for years to land a tenure-track faculty job, without success. Now he’s on the verge of giving up.
  • Adjunct Voices

    An ‘Indefinite’ Adjunct Sees Progress, and Tensions, at His University

    “A lot of adjuncts don’t know if they’ll have a job, if they’ll have income from one semester to another. That’s a big source of stress,” explains C.N. Le, a senior lecturer at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
  • Adjunct Voices

    An Adjunct Struggles to Get on the Tenure Track

    “You can see these other full-time professor positions, and you’re qualified for them,” says Shannon Berry, an adjunct, but the rigors of earning a living don’t leave her time to finish her dissertation.
  • Adjunct Voices

    An Adjunct, Unable to Make Tenure Track, Embraces Plan B

    Hoping for tenure is “like moving to New York City and trying to become a dancer on Broadway,” says Matt Thompson, of Old Dominion University.
  • Adjunct Voices

    An Optimistic Adjunct on the Economic Edge

    Rob Balla teaches up to eight classes a semester on as many as four campuses in northeastern Ohio. “This is the best job I’ve had. I honestly like it,” he says. But Mr. Balla and his family live on the economic edge: “I can’t remember the last time I actually went and saw a doctor. We go to school…
  • News

    How a For-Profit Pace Can Increase Student-Loan Debt

    A student who adheres to a strict 12-credits-per-quarter pace over five years and borrows the maximum student-loan amounts can incur an extra $12,500 in debt compared with a 15-credit, four-year plan.
  • News

    One Math Course, Variously Valued Within a Single University System

    A student who completed Technical Mathematics I at Bronx Community College and tried to transfer its credits would get markedly different results at the City University of New York system’s 11 senior colleges. And an attempt to transfer one “equivalent” course would reflect even more discrepancies.
  • News

    30 Ways to Rate a College

    There’s no real consensus among college-ranking systems as to what makes an institution great. But almost nobody checks into student outcomes.