Goldie Blumenstyk

Senior Writer, The Chronicle of Higher Education


Goldie Blumenstyk joined The Chronicle of Higher Education in 1988. Now a senior writer, she is a nationally known expert on the business of higher education, for-profit colleges, and innovation in and around academe. A winner of multiple awards from the Education Writers Association, she has reported for The Chronicle from China, Europe, Israel, and Peru, and has contributed to The New York Times and USA Today. Blumenstyk appears frequently at conferences and on radio and television programs. Blumenstyk is the author of The Washington Post best-selling book American Higher Education in Crisis? What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press, 2015). She also writes a weekly newsletter for The Chronicle on the ideas, people, and trends that are changing the higher-education landscape.

Before joining The Chronicle, she covered City Hall for The Orlando Sentinel. She is a graduate of Colgate University, where she majored in history, and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.