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This fast-paced show drops listeners into a compelling conversation about higher education. In Your Element asks innovative leaders about the challenges, wins, and future of everything from meeting enrollment numbers to equity in education.

On this episode of In Your Element, Eric Stoller has a wide-ranging conversation with Josh Moody, education reporter for US News and World Report. Tune into this episode to learn:

  • What prediction about how Covid would affect colleges was the most off?
  • How the rise of OPMs has impacted higher education.
  • What will become of tests like the SAT and ACT in a test-optional future?
  • The lessons four year institutions can learn from the community college model in a post-pandemic job market.
  • What technological changes institutions must implement in order to cater to today’s student.

About the Podcast

Eric Stoller


Eric Stoller

Eric Stoller is the former Vice President of Product Strategy at Element451—an advanced student engagement CRM available, providing higher ed institutions with a competitive admissions advantage from recruitment to enrollment. You may know Eric from his articles on Inside Higher Ed, speaking engagements, or consulting work around digital engagement. He’s always loved doing marketing and public relations but never wanted to work for an agency. However, Eric’s experiences in student development services at the University of Illinois Chicago and enrollment management + academic advising at Oregon State University cemented his interest in the intersection of technology, student success, and digital engagement. Eric has an associate degree from Indian Hills Community College, a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Northern Iowa, a master’s degree in higher education administration from Oregon State University, and an honorary doctorate in coffee drinking.

Josh Moody


Josh Moody

Josh Moody has covered college admissions and international education for U.S. News since 2018. Prior to joining U.S. News, he blogged about higher ed trends for and covered education at The News & Advance in Lynchburg, Virginia at both the K-12 and post-secondary levels. In addition to the education beat, Moody pitched in coverage of local government issues and breaking news while at The News & Advance. He began his career as an education reporter for the Kearney Hub in central Nebraska. At the Kearney Hub, Moody covered youth issues, local and regional K-12 schools and his alma mater, the University of Nebraska—Kearney, where he studied journalism and political science.

In Your Element

All things higher ed from application to graduation and beyond.

In Your Element host Eric Stoller from Element451 asks innovative leaders about the challenges, wins, and future of everything from meeting enrollment numbers to equity in education. His five-question format gets to the heart of what’s happening in each guest’s corner of higher education. The unifying theme: how do we all rally around students’ needs to help them succeed?

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