Jeffrey J. Selingo
W. David Baird Distinguished Lecture Series
Jeffrey J. Selingo: "There is Life After College: Making the Most of the Undergraduate Years for Success in Life"
Wednesday, March 21, 2018, Elkins Auditorium, 5:00 p.m.
Jeffrey J. Selingo is a best-selling author and award-winning columnist who helps
parents and higher-education leaders imagine the college and university of the future
and how to succeed in a fast-changing economy.His latest book, There Is Life After College (HarperCollins), explores how today’s young adults need to navigate school for the
job market of tomorrow.
Jeff is also the author of College (Un)Bound: The Future of Higher Education and What It Means for Students, a New York Times bestselling education book in 2013, and MOOC U: Who Is Getting the Most Out of Online Education and Why.
A regular contributor to the Washington Post, Jeff is a special advisor and professor of practice at Arizona State University and a visiting scholar at Georgia Tech’s Center for 21st Century Universities. He is the former top editor of the Chronicle of Higher Education, where he worked for 16 years in a variety of reporting and editing roles.
His writing has also appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Slate, and he is a contributor to LinkedIn, where you can follow his blog posts on higher education. He has appeared on ABC, CNN, PBS, and NPR. Jeff’s work has been honored with awards from the Education Writers Association, Society of Professional Journalists, and the Associated Press. He has been the keynote speaker before dozens of associations and universities and appears regularly on regional and national radio and television programs.
Jeff received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Ithaca College and a master’s degree in government from the Johns Hopkins University. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Chevy Chase, Maryland.