Boston is a higher ed hub. Yet, with 50 colleges and universities, the city’s higher ed experts have needed a centralized space to connect and communicate. Twitter’s quickly become that place, and for anyone interested in knowing what’s locally going on in education, we’ve provided a list of 10 people we recommend you begin paying attention to now. Want to get schooled? Then just start hitting “follow” on the knowledgeable people below.
Eric Stoller — @EricStoller — Eric Stoller is a nationally known speaker, author, consultant and blogger in the areas of higher education, student affairs and technology who’s currently stationed right here in the hub. He currently writes for Inside Higher Ed, and is also is the host of Student Affairs Live on the Higher Ed Live network.
Mike Petroff — @mikepetroff — A digital content strategist for Harvard, Petroff is also the creator of followEDU, a searchable directory of Twitter users in higher ed. Petroff organizes and runs EDUtweetups, as well, which you can find on Inside Higher Ed.
Kris Mattera — @KrisMatt — Kris Mattera’s an adjunct professor at Suffolk University, as well as a communications assistant at MIT. With an education background that includes stints at Emerson, Bentley and Northeastern for marketing, continuing ed and graphic design, Mattera’s got a handle on Boston’s higher ed scene.
Gene Begin — @Gbegin — After getting his MBA at Babson, Begin started working as the College’s digital marketing director. He’s also previously served as Babson’s assistant director of MBA Alumni Relations, the manager of Alumni Online Communications, the marketing manager of Client Operations and the undergraduate school marketing director. The ultimate expert on Babson? We’d say so.
Eric Clark — @EA_Clark — Eric Clark is the director of the Center for Academic Success at Eastern Nazarene College, as well as the founder of Quincy Tutoring, a platform perfect for tutors who are interested in working with new clients.
Jenny Mackintosh — @JennyMack — Currently a public relations assistant at Boston University, Mackintosh tweets on both @BU_Tweets and @BUToday, connecting everyone to all that’s going on at Boston University.
Georgy Cohen — @radiofreegeorgy — Georgy Cohen is a writer, speaker and consultant focused on digital communications in higher education and nonprofits. She’s co-author of Meet Content, a website focused on “empowering higher education to create and sustain web content that works.”