Liz McMillen became editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education in August 2011. In her career at The Chronicle, she has served as a reporter covering faculty issues; as a senior editor supervising the paper’s coverage of scholarship, research, and publishing, and earlier of college business and fund raising; and as founding editor of the Chronicle Careers Web site. In 2007, she became editor of The Chronicle Review, a post she continues to hold. She joined The Chronicle in 1984.
Previously, she worked for the Associated Press in Philadelphia and later attended the University of Durham on a Rotary International Fellowship. She graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 1983 with a bachelor’s degree in American studies.
McMillen is a recipient of the Knight-Wallace Fellowship at the University of Michigan and a special citation from the Education Writers Association; she has also been awarded a Jon Davidoff Scholarship from the Wesleyan University Writers’ Conference.