A Scientist Speaks for the Arts and Humanities, Inside Higher Ed, March 20, 2017

Immigrants' Success is Ultimately our Country’s Success, Des Moines Register, February 16, 2017

Presidents' Message to President-Elect, Inside Higher Ed, November 18, 2016

I'm Gay and African American. As a Dad, I Still Have It Easier than Working Moms, Washington Post, November 3, 2016

Creating a Community of Scholars and Change Agents for Higher Education, AGB Newsletter, September 30, 2016

Obama's Imprint on Higher Ed: Responses, Chronicle of Higher Education, September 25, 2016

Eliminating “have” and “have not” categories on the Iowa prairie and beyond, Hechinger Report, May 3, 2016

The Justices' Questions on Affirmative Action, Inside Higher Ed, Dec. 10, 2015

Justice Scalia: Aspiring black scientists may do better in ‘lesser schools’, STAT, Dec. 9, 2015

Make Admissions at Elite Colleges ‘Access Aware’Chronicle of Higher Education, November 24, 2014

A Great Grandson of Slaves Leads Grinnell College, Iowa Public Radio, October 10, 2014

The Missing FactorInside Higher Ed, May 8, 2014

A Cost-Control Lesson From an Unlikely SourceChronicle of Higher Education, March 17, 2014

Raynard Kington's Winter 2012 Commencement Speech, University of Michigan YouTube channel, December 18, 2012

Raynard Kington's Career Narrative Lecture, University of Pennsylvania YouTube channel, November 18, 2013

Iowa View: A Family’s Dream, A Nation’s Dream, Des Moines Register, May 28, 2013 (link no longer available)

Opinion: On Being an "African American Scientist"Scientist, March 5, 2013

Can You Apply 'Pay for Performance' to Higher Education?Huffington Post, February 4, 2013

Academic Redshirting—Give Them a Little More TimeBaltimore Sun, April 2, 2012

Building a Better Physician—The Case for the New MCATNew England Journal of Medicine, April 5, 2012

The Role of Liberal Arts Colleges in Advancing Positive Social ChangeHuffington Post, March 23, 2011

Are Car Loans, College Loans So Different?Washington Post, February 28, 2012

Stop this terrible waste of scientific talentNewScientist, August 24, 2011

From the NIH to the HeartlandInside Higher Ed, January 3, 2011