Eric Kelderman, a staff reporter at The Chronicle of Higher Education, covers state policy, the future of public higher education and accreditation, and occasionally legal issues and music. Kelderman joined The Chronicle in 2008 from Stateline.org, a project of the Pew Center on the States. He has also covered education and state politics for The Gazette newspapers in Montgomery County, Md. In 2010, Eric was part of a team of Chronicle reporters that won first prize from the Education Writers Association for their articles.
Eric holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Maryland at College Park; a master’s degree in music theory and composition from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; and a bachelor’s degree in music from Luther College, in Decorah, Iowa.