Doug Lederman

Doug Lederman, Editor, is one of the three founders of Inside Higher Ed. With Scott Jaschik, he leads the site's editorial operations, overseeing news content, opinion pieces, career advice, blogs and other features. Doug speaks widely about higher education, including on C-Span and National Public Radio and at meetings around the country, and his work has appeared in The New York Times and USA Today, among other publications. Doug was managing editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education from 1999 to 2003. Before that, Doug had worked at The Chronicle since 1986 in a variety of roles, first as an athletics reporter and editor. He has won three National Awards for Education Reporting from the Education Writers Association, including one in 2009 for a series of Inside Higher Ed articles he co-wrote on college rankings. He began his career as a news clerk at The New York Times. He grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, and graduated in 1984 from Princeton University. Doug lives in Bethesda, Md.

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January 16, 2019
MIT researchers document low retention rates, enrollment declines and general affluence of students to explain why massive open online course providers have largely ditched their original model.
January 16, 2019
How to reduce food waste? Recycle it. In today's Academic Minute, Colorado State University's Matthew Wallenstein determines how wasted food can help repair degraded soil.
January 16, 2019
Today on the Academic Minute, Matthew Wallenstein, professor in the department of soil and crop sciences at Colorado State University, determines how wasted food can help repair degraded soil. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
January 16, 2019
Among the topics: no federal fine for Western Governors; proposal would lift cap on outsourced programs; research on impact of email feedback from professors.
January 15, 2019
Koffi C. Akakpo, vice president for business, administrative and student services at North Central State College, in Ohio, has been named president of Bluegrass Community and Technical College, in Kentucky.
January 15, 2019
Is the world becoming more disenchanted? In today's Academic Minute, Franklin Pierce University's Doug Challenger looks into how religious thought is trending across the globe.
January 15, 2019
Today on the Academic Minute, Doug Challenger, professor of sociology at Franklin Pierce University, looks into how religious thought is trending across the globe. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
January 14, 2019
As the arctic warms, we can look to the past for clues to our future. In today's Academic Minute, the University at Buffalo's Elizabeth Thomas examines Greenland’s lakes for answers.
January 14, 2019
Today on the Academic Minute, Elizabeth Thomas, assistant professor of geology at the University at Buffalo, examines Greenland’s lakes. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
January 11, 2019
Scott Alsobrooks, vice president of economic and community development at Pearl River Community College, in Mississippi, has been chosen as president of East Mississippi Community College.

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August 22, 2018
A Q&A with Ryan Craig, investor and author of a new book about the changing landscape for education and training credentials and the implications for traditional higher education.
August 9, 2018
A Q&A with Paul Freedman, who, unlike some of his ed-tech peers, focuses on nurturing companies that will extend the reach of traditional institutions, not compete with them.
May 25, 2018
U.S. (again) pushes back controversial regulation requiring online programs to gain approval from states in which they operate, this time to 2020.
October 30, 2017
Oct. 30, 2017 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2017 Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology was conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup. Download a copy of the booklet here. Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics. On Thursday, Nov. 16, at 2 p.m. Eastern, Inside Higher Ed will present a free webcast to discuss the results of the survey. Register for the webcast here. The Inside Higher Ed Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology was made possible in part with support from D2L, Jenzabar, Mediasite by Sonic Foundry, Pearson and VitalSource.
July 28, 2017
July 29, 2017 -- Inside Higher Ed’s 2017 Survey of College and University Business Officers examines the views of key campus financial leaders on a range of issues. A report on the survey, which was conducted in conjunction with Gallup. can be downloaded here. Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics. On Tuesday, Aug. 8, at 2 p.m. Eastern, Inside Higher Ed editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman will present a free webcast on the results and take your questions. Sign up here. The Inside Higher Ed survey of presidents was made possible in part by advertising from First American Education Finance, Laserfiche, Oracle, Workday and Workiva.
April 21, 2017
April 21, 2017 -- Inside Higher Ed's annual Survey of Community College Presidents finds institutional leaders dealing with declining enrollments and concerns over the future of their profession. The survey was conducted in conjunction with Gallup. A copy of the report can be downloaded here. On May 10 at 2 p.m. Eastern, Inside Higher Ed editors Scott Jaschik and Paul Fain presented a free webinar on the results. To view the recording of the webinar click here. To download the slide deck, click here. The Inside Higher Ed survey of presidents was made possible in part by advertising from Ellucian, InsideTrack, Jenzabar, Pearson and VitalSource.  
March 10, 2017
March 10, 2017 -- Inside Higher Ed’s 2017 Survey of College and University Presidents was conducted in conjunction with Gallup. A copy of the report can be downloaded here. On March 28, Inside Higher Ed Editors Doug Lederman and Scott Jaschik presented a free webinar on the results and take your questions. Click here to view the webinar. The Inside Higher Ed survey of presidents was made possible in part by advertising from Cengage, Helix Education, Intellus Learning, Jenzabar, Rowan University and Ruffalo Noel Levitz.
March 1, 2017
A cadre of experts offer their views -- many critical -- of a prominent Stanford researcher's new study questioning the ROI of online education.
February 2, 2017
California campus is latest to be inflamed by protests -- reportedly fueled by visiting mob from off the campus -- over appearances by the Breitbart writer and provocateur. UPDATE: Trump suggests university should lose federal funds.
January 19, 2017
Obama trumpeted importance of college-going and invested in students and institutions like no leader before him -- while demanding much in return and, sometimes, failing big, too.

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