Kevin Carey is a renowned expert in higher education policy, with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field. As a keynote speaker, he offers insightful and thought-provoking perspectives on the challenges and opportunities facing the world of education today, making him a must-see speaker for any event focused on this important topic.



Kevin Carey directs the Education Policy Program at New America. An expert on Pre-K-12 and higher education issues, Carey has published articles in The New York Times, Slate, The New Republic, Washington Monthly, The American Prospect, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and Democracy,among others. Carey's research includes higher education reform, improving college graduation rates, online education, community colleges, and the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act. His writing was anthologized in Best American Legal Writing and has received two Education Writers Association awards for commentary. He appears frequently on media outlets including CNN, C-SPAN, and NPR. He is the author of The End of College: Creating the Future of Learning and the University of Everywhere.

Prior to joining New America, Carey worked as the policy director of Education Sector, and as an analyst at the Education Trust and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Previously, he worked for the Indiana Senate Finance Committee and as Indiana's Assistant State Budget Director. Carey is a graduate of Binghamton University and the Ohio State University. He lives with his wife and daughter in Washington, D.C. 

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The Future of Learning and the University of Everywhere

The information revolution is creating unprecedented new opportunities for learning. People will be able to earn college degrees for a fraction of today’s astronomical tuition prices, huge new markets will open up in education, and traditional schools and colleges will be challenged to adapt and survive.

How Colleges Can Survive and Prosper in the Age of MOOCs and the Digitization of Everything

Colleges are under attack from parents and politicians worried about rising prices and new companies promising to offer web-based courses at a fraction of campus tuition. The rise of online education is a grave threat to the traditional college mission and business model. But it can also be an opportunity for institutions willing and able to embrace the digital future by expanding their reach to students around the world.


The End of College: Creating the Future of Learning and the University of Everywhere

From a renowned education writer comes a paradigm-shifting examination of the rapidly changing world of college that every parent, student, educator, and investor needs to understand.

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