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, USA Today, the Nieman Foundation Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, and the Princeton Alumni Weekly. 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 with his wife, Sandy, and their two children in Bethesda, Md.

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July 25, 2014
"This Week," Inside Higher Ed's weekly audio program, this week features debate about whether Bill Gates is moderating his views on higher education and analysis of a cadre of colleges outsourcing their adjunct instruction to a company. The Lumina Foundation's Zakiya Smith and John Warner, author of the Just Visiting blog, weigh the significance of Gates's speech with Inside Higher Ed's Doug Lederman and the moderator Casey Green.
July 25, 2014
In today's Academic Minute, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Carlos A. Varela discusses his research that aims to improve auto-pilot technology so that errors are caught before they become large-scale aviation disasters.
July 24, 2014
Eager parents looking to aid their children’s education might take a hard look at their methodologies. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Texas at Austin's Keith Robinson explains the educational benefits that occur when parents directly help their children learn.
July 23, 2014
In today's Academic Minute, the University of Kansas' Paul Selden discusses his survey of spider fossils that is helping piece together ancient ecosystems to better understand the world at present.
July 22, 2014
Playing a high school sport is a great start to a long, healthy life. In today's Academic Minute, Cornell University's Brian Wansink describes his experiment surveying the health and general wellness of over 700 veterans of World War II.
July 22, 2014
The National Collegiate Athletic Association's failure to enforce its rules in recent months has encouraged rogue football coaches and boosters to break rules with impunity, the commissioner of the Big 12 Conference said in an unusually public critique Monday.
July 21, 2014
Public universities have increased the amount of institutional funds they spend on facilities by 50 percent per square foot since 2007, as they strive not to fall too far behind on needed repairs and renovations despite declining state capital support, a new report shows.
July 21, 2014
Looking back through geologic time is possible when you know what to look for. In today's Academic Minute, Curtin University's Fred Jourdan discusses his study of mass extinction through the lens of ancient volcanic eruptions.
July 18, 2014
In our July 18 program, Shapri D. LoMaglio of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities and Campus Pride's Shane Windmeyer joined Inside Higher Ed Editor Scott Jaschik and the moderator Casey Green to discuss efforts by religious institutions to seek exemptions from key federal civil rights laws; and the constitutional scholar Rodney A. Smolla analyzed a federal appeals court's ruling this week upholding the University of Texas at Austin's consideration of race in admissions.
July 18, 2014
Portrayals of weddings and brides make for good television programming. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Nevada at Las Vegas's Erika Engstrom explains why these glitzy Hollywood renditions are unrealistic.

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July 18, 2011
In deficit-minded times, student aid has already proven to be a potential casualty. As interest rates go up but need-based aid stays level, expect more of the same, experts say.
May 2, 2011
Research university group votes to discontinue U. of Nebraska's membership, and Syracuse plans to leave; officials at both universities say group's rankings define research excellence too narrowly.
March 4, 2011
March 4, 2011 -- The 2011 Inside Higher Ed Survey of College and University Presidents, which can be seen here, is the first in a series of surveys of senior campus officials about key issues in higher education. Inside Higher Ed collaborated on this project with Kenneth C. Green, founding director of the Campus Computing Project. The Inside Higher Ed Survey of College and University Presidents was made possible in part by the generous financial support of Kaplan Global Solutions, Pearson, and SunGard Higher Education.
September 28, 2010
President Obama signals concern about rapidly rising tuitions; GAO reports on state records systems and student privacy.
August 4, 2010
WASHINGTON -- The public comment period for the majority of the U.S. Department of Education’s proposed regulations aimed at protecting the integrity of the Title IV federal financial aid program ended at midnight Tuesday.
May 10, 2010
Amid increasing federal scrutiny of college sports comes the latest salvo: the U.S. Department of Justice‘s inquiry into the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s scholarship rules.
January 19, 2009
Overshadowing other news from the NCAA convention, Myles Brand publicly confirms illness and describes his long-term prognosis as "not good."
December 10, 2008
Regional association cites Alabama A&M and Webber International for financial shortcomings, lifts sanction against Texas Tech, and says Virginia Commonwealth has responded adequately to scandal.
July 12, 2007
At financial aid directors' meeting, sessions explore best practices on student financial literacy and assess 2 new federal aid programs.
May 23, 2007
Congress seems poised to expand tuition tax breaks for students, but will colleges be taxed more to pay for them?

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