Nina Fenton

10668519_10203962471815700_704967945_nNina Fenton is a senior writer at Learn U and our most frequent contributor. Nina’s been writing for a living for quite some time, and she has journalistic expertise in many areas of content creation, research and project management. Her portfolio includes published pieces in several dozen markets, speaking to her skill as a professional researcher. At Learn U, Nina covers just about everything, but specializes in education market news, education policy and education technology. Whatever she writes, Nina brings a sense of fun to Learn U’s content.

As Learn U’s senior writer, Nina is responsible for content selection, creation, publishing, and editing. She researches, outlines, drafts and edits all of the major reference pieces published here. She’s responsible for the site’s style, research methodologies and content guidelines.

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Eric Carrell

10349015_10154230688350511_3468709928254534595_nEric Carrell is a copyeditor and contributor at Learn U. Eric has several years of experience writing and editing copy for both online and print publications. Before coming to Learn U, Eric worked for University News at the University of Missouri, where he worked as an assistant editor, senior staff writer and political contributor. He’s written for many notable publications, such as At Learn U, Eric covers current events and education policy.

As the copyeditor of Learn U, Eric is responsible for the final presentation of all the site’s content. He’s responsible for making sure the content adheres to our house style and stands up to journalistic standards.

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Spencer Haws

1915407_1272821545453_3159391_nIn addition to being the CEO and co-founder of Learn U, Spencer Haws is also a contributor. He is an experienced entrepreneur with influence in several major markets. He holds an MBA and spent 10 years at Wells Fargo before branching out to start his own ventures. Spencer’s expertise includes business development, marketing, search engine optimization and website optimization. At Learn U, Spencer covers education news relevant to business degrees, business careers and the overall education market.

Spencer is responsible for Learn U’s strategy, major fundraising, and fund allocation. He provides strategic direction for all departments, and takes a hands-on approach to Learn U’s website analytics, traffic, inbound mareting and overall business development.

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Perrin Carrell

1276998_10100132744481152_276859856_oIn addition to being the president and co-founder of Learn U, Perrin acts as the managing editor and a regular contributor. Before coming to Learn U, Perrin made a living as an HR/communications consultant at Towers Watson. He’s also worked as an education and career writer/journalist, publishing over 1,000 articles on the Web.  At Learn U, Perrin covers pedagogy, classroom technology, student loans and teaching news.

He also spent several years as a college instructor at Columbia College Chicago, allowing him a breadth of expertise that helps him understand education from the perspective of both teachers and students. As president, Perrin manages corporate partnerships and manages daily operations, including media outreach, project management, content strategy and search engine optimization.

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Michelle Reed

Michelle is a contributor at Learn U, although she handles some of the copy-editing, too. She hails from Chicago and works as an administrative assistant at Wyzant, a company that provides tutoring services through a marketplace, which gives her a unique insight into how technology is being used in the private education marketplace. At Learn U, Michelle covers private education, education technology, and education market news.

She’s been writing for many years and is an accomplished poet and blogger. She has several blogs of her own, is an accomplished poet, and has been nominated for several writing awards.

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