John H. Pryor speaks to higher education professionals, business leaders, parents and students about the college experience past, present, and future. Having led several national college survey projects, John has a unique perspective on trends and innovation in higher education. He has given plenary and invited talks for NASPA, AACRAO, SCUP, AIR, CEIA, and other letters of the alphabet.





John's TEDxUCLA Talk "How to Make College Better and Why We Need To" looks at the disconnect between what students learn in college and what employers say they are looking for in hiring.




Engage John to speak at your event. In addition to the large plenary talks at conferences he also spoken at smaller more intimate events such as The Lawlor Group's "Summer Seminar" and "Lunch with Lawlor" series, and corporate events for Higher One and CollegeSource.    

John’s keynote address at our conference on the future of higher education made a significant and key contribution to the conversations that followed. His research and perspectives laid an important foundation for understanding the current issues facing students today and crafting a view of how we can move forward. We are deeply grateful for the clarity, precision, focus - and welcome dash of humor - that John offered through his talk and presence at our gathering.

Speaking Topics

Top Ten Myths About College

The Disconnect Between College and Career

Redefining Success in Higher Education