Kevin Corcoran

  • Lumina Foundation

Kevin Corcoran is the strategy director at Lumina Foundation for Education. In this role, he oversees public outreach and co-directs a portfolio of grants that support news coverage by public and nonprofit media. Before assuming this role in September, he directed a four-year effort by the Foundation to support the design and development of new business and finance models for higher education and also led a five-year, 26-state effort to make higher education more efficient and cost-effective to raise U.S. educational attainment. Corcoran was a print journalist for nearly two decades, spending his final years as an investigative reporter for The Indianapolis Star. His work also had appeared in The Arizona Republic, The Milwaukee Journal, The Courier-Journal in Louisville, Ky., and in newspapers in suburban Chicago and Fort Wayne. He has received local, state, and national journalism awards, including the George Polk Award and the American Bar Association’s Silver Gavel. Human Rights Watch and the National Mental Health Association are among groups that have honored his investigations. He received a master of business administration in finance and a bachelor’s degree in journalism, both from Indiana University.