Eric Hoover, a senior writer, joined The Chronicle in 2001. He has written extensively about college admissions and enrollment issues and has reported on debates over standardized testing, the challenges of student recruitment, and the growing demands on admissions officers. As one of The Chronicle's regular feature writers, he has also written in-depth stories about the challenges facing adult students, the rush to define the "millennial" generation, the rise of student sex columnists, and the meaning of Animal House's 30th anniversary.
Previously, Hoover wrote for the Washington City Paper and C-VILLE Weekly, in Charlottesville, Virginia. His writing about higher education has also appeared in The New York Times, Washington Monthly, and The Washington Post's Book World.
His journalism has been recognized by the Education Writers Association, the Virginia Press Association, and the Mensa Education and Research Foundation. He has spoken at a variety of conferences held by admissions officials and high-school counselors and has been a guest on numerous radio programs.
A 1997 graduate of the University of Virginia, Hoover is pursuing a master's degree in the teaching of writing and literature at George Mason University.
In the spirit of lifelong learning, he is also studying the noble craft of brewing.