Eric brings nearly 25 years of experience working for and with colleges and universities. As Director of University Relations for the non-profit media platform The Conversation (theconversation.com), his main focus is creating partnerships with institutions to engage faculty members to author knowledge and fact-based articles meant to inform and educate the public at large.
Just before joining The Conversation, Eric was an Executive Recruiter specializing in higher education administration searches. Prior to that, he spent three and a half years with the education division of NBC News, focusing on teaching, learning, and student engagement.
Eric began his career as a fundraiser for the University of Michigan (his alma mater) before transitioning to other university alumni relations and fundraising positions, including stints at the University of Massachusetts, Suffolk University, and Georgetown University. His unique experience of working for diverse campuses combined with his deep understanding of how institutions operate led to a seven year career at The Chronicle of Higher Education where he was a trusted advisor, consultant, and frequent speaker at higher education conferences.