Confirmed Speakers for EWA’s 2020 Virtual Higher Education Seminar

This is a preliminary list of confirmed speakers for the Education Writers Association’s Higher Education Seminar, to be held online September 15-16, 2020.

Attendance at this convening of education experts and practitioners is limited to EWA members who pre-register. EWA membership is free for journalists, and journalists can apply for scholarships to cover the registration fees.

Communicators who join EWA as Supporting Community Members are also eligible and encouraged to attend. Supporting Community Members must also pre-register to attend the conference.

Confirmed speakers, in alphabetical order:

Jenn Abelson, reporter, The Washington Post

Alex Baumhardt, associate producer, APM Reports

Lee Bebout, professor, Arizona State University

Akil Bello, senior director of advocacy and advancement, FairTest

Lauren Brown, reporter, APM Reports

Rachel Conrad, chief fellow in child and adolescent psychiatry, Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Nicole Dungca, reporter, Washington Post

Venus Evans-Winters, professor, Illinois State University

Anika Fields, director, Florida A&M Office of Counseling Services

Shaun Harper, Executive Director, USC Race and Equity Center

Dallas Hobbs, student athlete, Washington State University

Akil Houston, professor, Ohio University

Scott Jaschik, editor, Inside Higher Ed

Meryl Kornfield, reporter, Washington Post

Bridget Terry Long, dean and professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Preeti Malani, chief health officer and professor of medicine, University of Michigan

Chris Marsicano, assistant professor, Davidson College

Ted Mitchell, president, American Council on Education

Isaiah Moore, student, Columbia College Chicago

Carlos Santiago, commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Higher Education

Jeff Selingo, author, “Who Gets In and Why: A Year Inside College Admissions”

Angel Page Smigielski, student, Columbia College Chicago

Andrew Ba Tran, reporter, Washington Post

Tiana Woodard, student, The University of Texas at Austin