Kevin Corcoran

Kevin Corcoran
Program Director
Lumina Foundation for Education

Kevin Corcoran is a program director at Lumina Foundation for Education. He leads an interdisciplinary strategy team focused on how to achieve productivity gains in higher education that move the United States toward 60 percent of working-age Americans having high-quality degrees or credentials by 2025. He also directs a portfolio of grants related to Lumina’s communications and state and federal policy advocacy outreach.

Prior to joining Lumina in 2007, Mr. Corcoran worked as a newspaper reporter for nearly 20 years, concluding with a three-year stint as an investigative reporter for The Indianapolis Star. His work also has been published in The Arizona Republic, The Milwaukee Journal and newspapers in suburban Chicago and Fort Wayne, Ind. Mr. Corcoran has received dozens of local, state and national awards, including the George Polk Award and the American Bar Association’s Silver Gavel, and his work has been cited by groups such as Human Rights Watch and the National Mental Health Association.

Mr. Corcoran received a master of business administration degree in corporate finance from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business in 2007 and a bachelor of arts in journalism from the Indiana University School of Journalism in 1988.