Editor – Times Higher Education
Ann Mroz is one of the most respected journalists in higher education. She has
been editor of Times Higher Education (THE) for two and a half years and has
worked on the weekly title for sixteen years.
During her tenure as editor, Ann has re-launched the World University Rankings,
using 13 performance indicators to ensure that the results are rigorous and
transparent. Their authority is now universally accepted by higher education
professionals worldwide. In the seven days after publication of the WUR in 2010,
there were more than 1.25 million page views.
At THE, she works closely with an Editorial Board of international higher
education experts, including Steve Smith, president of Universities UK. She has
greatly expanded the editorial content of the magazine, which is written by
academics for academics.
Ann has been a keynote speaker at a number of leading higher education
debates and chaired the THE pre-election debate when David Lammy, David
Willetts and Stephen Williams were speakers. In 2009, she chaired and spoke at
events at all the main party conferences.
Since Ann took on the editorship of THE, the circulation has risen and its online
audience has also increased substantially. The magazine has expanded its
seminar programme, which Ann chairs, and has launched the THE Leadership
and Management Awards.
Ann’s weekly leader column in THE is a must-read for higher education
professionals. It sets the agenda and sparks debate.