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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Most Recent Articles

June 13, 2006
Report concludes that association's much-maligned procedures for investigating and punishing wrongdoing are fair.
June 12, 2006
Va. prosecutors charge community college professor in scheme apparently prompted by sexual harassment complaint.
June 12, 2006
Instructors who give up tenure as part of early retirement or severance plans must pay Social Security taxes on the payments they receive, a divided federal appeals court ruled last week. Although the court’s ruling came in a case involving public school teachers, it conflicts with another appeals court’s 2001 decision in a case involving professors at North Dakota State University, which may lead the U.S. Supreme Court to resolve the issue nationally.
June 9, 2006
Officials in Maine and North Carolina review proposals from group with close ties to philosophy of Ayn Rand.
June 8, 2006
Emergency spending bill would create $50 million grant fund, but not proposed $200 million loan fund, for Katrina-damaged institutions.
June 7, 2006
Review of plagiarism charges against Wesley president was orchestrated by consultant who's a mentor to the accused.
June 6, 2006
In K-12 cases, Supreme Court seen as unlikely to undermine Michigan ruling, but new lineup is unpredictable.
June 6, 2006
Members of the House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce have asked the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance to conduct a study the rising cost of textbooks and recommend ways to bring those costs under control, the advisory committee said in a news release Monday. The advisory panel said the House committee's chairman, Rep. Howard P. (Buck) McKeon (R-Calif.) and Rep.
June 5, 2006
Wesley trustees to let president keep job, as external panel says it can't determine who misappropriated work.


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