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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May 29, 2014
John Q. Easton, director of the U.S. Education Department's research arm, the Institute of Education Sciences, will leave the government to join the Spencer Foundation this fall. Easton, who formerly headed the University of Chicago's Consortium on Chicago School Research, was the second director of IES, which houses the National Center for Education Statistics and the National Center for Education Research, among other entities. Spencer focuses on research-based improvement in education.
May 29, 2014
Can leading a sedentary lifestyle contribute to depression? In today’s Academic Minute, McGill University's Nancy Low discusses the correlation between these two afflictions.
May 29, 2014
The House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology approved legislation Wednesday that would reauthorize the National Science Foundation and other research agencies -- and would do so in a way that concerns many university leaders. The Frontiers in Innovation, Research, Science, and Technology (FIRST) Act (H.R.
May 28, 2014
The federal tax code should do more to help middle-income Americans afford college -- but that goal can be accomplished without the sort of wholesale restructuring of higher education tax benefits that many are advocating, the Center for American Progress argues in a paper to be released today. In the paper, some of the center's experts urge changes that would cap certain benefits and expand others, with the overall goal of encouraging more savings by middle income Americans.
May 28, 2014
A senior administrator whose forced departure spurred faculty unrest at Our Lady of Holy Cross College in Louisiana is returning to her job as head of the nursing program, The Times-Picayune of New Orleans reported.
May 28, 2014
In the world of science fiction, humans and robots converse freely. In today’s Academic Minute, Plymouth University's Robin Read discusses how robots communicate.
May 27, 2014
Fraternity and sorority members were more likely than peers who were not in a Greek organization to thrive in their career and personal well-being after college, data from Gallup and Purdue University's recent survey of graduates finds.
May 27, 2014
The pioneering Olin College of Engineering has accumulated tens of millions of dollars in losses in recent years, eating into its endowment, an article in The Boston Globe reveals. Olin, which was founded in 2002, has been heralded for its distinctive, high-touch approach to engineering education, which has proven expensive even though the institution does not offer amenities such as athletics.
May 27, 2014
The Federal Trade Commission is warning that personal information about high school and college students could be put at risk in the pending sale of property owned by ConnectEDU, which is going through a bankruptcy proceeding.
May 27, 2014
Salmonella outbreaks can be devastating. To reduce this danger, Purdue University's Arun Bhunia discusses new techniques and technology that will more quickly identify the infectious strain.

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