Jeffrey Selingo, an author, columnist, and speaker who has spent his journalism career covering colleges and universities worldwide, will serve as Lakeland College's 2014 commencement speaker.
Selingo is the author of "College (Un)Bound: The Future of Higher Education and What It Means for Students," which explores the college of tomorrow – how families will pay, what campuses will look like, how students will learn and what skills will lead to success in the job market.
Selingo is a contributing editor to The Chronicle of Higher Education and professor of practice at Arizona State University. His work focuses on the innovative practices of colleges and universities and what they might mean for students in the future.
He is the former top editor of The Chronicle, 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 Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and The Huffington Post, and he is a contributor to the LinkedIn Influencer program, where you can follow his blog posts on higher education.
Selingo'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, including NPR, ABC and CBS.
He received a bachelor's degree in journalism from Ithaca College and a master's degree in government from the Johns Hopkins University.
Learn more about Selingo and his work online at http://www.jeffselingo.com/.