Profile

Goldie Blumenstyk
Senior Writer

Goldie Blumenstyk is a senior writer at The Chronicle of Higher Education, where she has covered a wide range of topics, including distance education, the Internet boom and bust, state politics, university governance and fund raising. She is nationally known for her expertise on for-profit higher education, college finances and university patents and the commercialization of academic research. She has reported for The Chronicle from China and several countries in Europe, and her stories have received numerous awards, including first place from the Education Writers Association for beat reporting on the business of higher education in 2011. Blumenstyk is a frequent speaker at higher-education industry conferences, at events designed for members of the news media, and as a guest on radio and public-television shows. Her articles on colleges’ relationships with industry, including their efforts to become biotech hubs and their dealings with corporate giants like BP, ExxonMobil, and Novartis, have been widely cited by other experts. She is also the author of “American Higher Education in Crisis? What Everyone Needs to Know,” published in 2015.