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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September 19, 2018
Today on the Academic Minute, Elizabeth Anderson, assistant professor in the department of earth and environment at Florida International University, describes the challenges of new dams changing the flow of rivers in the Amazon basin. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
September 18, 2018
John Berry, vice president of student affairs and college advancement at BridgeValley Community and Technical College, in West Virginia, has been selected as president of Central Ohio Technical College. Joseph L. Cassidy, president of Washington County Community College, in Maine, has been appointed president of Southern Maine Community College.
September 18, 2018
Postpartum depression is understudied. In today's Academic Minute, Tufts University's Jamie Maguire explores a new treatment that could help mothers.
September 18, 2018
Today on the Academic Minute, Jamie Maguire, assistant professor of neuroscience at Tufts University School of Medicine, explores a treatment that could help new mothers with postpartum depression. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
September 17, 2018
Is volunteering beneficial for everyone? In today's Academic Minute, Touro College's Steven Pirutinsky examines how some, but not all, older adults benefit from helping others.
September 14, 2018
Not everyone is online in our connected world. In today's Academic Minute, American Public University's Michelle Watts examines why some Native Americans still have limited internet access and how to fix it.
September 14, 2018
Today on the Academic Minute: Michelle Watts, faculty director and assistant professor in the school of security and global studies at American Public University, examines why some Native Americans still have limited internet access and how to fix it. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
September 13, 2018
How do we support minority groups who want a career in STEM? In today's Academic Minute, a Student Spotlight, Krystle Cobian explains why what happens after graduation can help keep women on the STEM career path.
September 13, 2018
Today on the Academic Minute, a Student Spotlight: Krystle Cobian, a doctoral student in higher education and organizational change at the University on California, Los Angeles, explains why what happens after graduation can help keep women on the STEM career path. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
September 12, 2018
Many professors fear that students will punish them for classroom experimentation. A new study suggests otherwise.

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November 10, 2016
Donald Trump provided relatively few clues to what he might do as president, but he'll probably try to reverse some of President Obama's priorities, rolling back regulations, creating new political opening for for-profit colleges and curtailing collective bargaining rights.
July 19, 2016
Different strategies take stage at the National Association of College and University Business Officers' annual meeting.
March 9, 2016
March 9, 2016 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2016 Survey of College and University Presidents addresses issues such as campus racial protests, nontraditional presidents, and the Obama administration's higher ed agenda. The survey was conducted in conjunction with Gallup. A copy of the report can be downloaded here. On Thursday, April 7, Inside Higher Ed editors Doug Lederman and Scott Jaschik shared and analyzed the findings and answered readers' questions in a webinar. View the webinar. The Inside Higher Ed survey of presidents was made possible in part by advertising from ELS, Hobsons, Jenzabar and Keypath Education.
July 22, 2014
The Microsoft founder and head of influential foundation tells college business officers that big changes are on the way -- but offers moderated views on role of technology and push for college completion.
June 3, 2014
A university taps into its instructors' expertise with underrepresented students to produce videos that help professors at other colleges help those students.
March 27, 2014
In potential landmark case, NLRB office backs bid for collective bargaining by Northwestern athletes. Appeals are certain, so final outcome remains unclear. But ruling could add to pressure on the NCAA.
March 7, 2014
March 6, 2014 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2014 Survey of College and University Presidents explored the views of presidents on the appropriate role of the federal government in accountability, the financial viability of college campuses, colleges' responses to sexual assault, and much more. The survey was conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup Education. Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics. On April 2, Inside Higher Ed Editors Doug Lederman and Scott Jaschik analyzed the survey's findings and answered readers' questions about them in a webinar. Register to download the webinar video here. The Inside Higher Ed survey of presidents was made possible in part by advertising from Academic Partnerships, Hobsons, Jenzabar and Pearson.
February 7, 2014
Responses to Obama administration's request for comments on proposed rating system reveal schism between public and private colleges, confusion about goals of such a system, and skepticism about its viability.
November 22, 2013
A conference on online learning promises "A Universe of Opportunities," and attendees interested in faculty development are getting their money's worth.
October 25, 2013
Oct. 25, 2013 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2013 Survey of College and University Human Resources Officers explored the views of chief human resources officers on wellness-related penalties, adjuncts and health care, and ignorance about retirement, among other topics. The survey was conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup. Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics. A copy of the report can be downloaded here. On Nov. 13, Inside Higher Ed conducted a free webinar to discuss the results of the survey. Editor Doug Lederman and Sabrina Ellis of George Washington University analyzed the findings and answered readers' questions. To view the webinar, please click here. The Inside Higher Ed survey of chief HR officers was made possible in part by advertising from TIAA-CREF.

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