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 15, 2014
Sheri Noren Everts, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Illinois State University, has been selected as chancellor of Appalachian State University, in North Carolina. Timothy Foster, chairman of Concorde Career Colleges, has been named CEO there as well.
May 14, 2014
The Latin name myotonia congenita might not mean much to you, but you've likely seen them in action. In today's Academic Minute, Virginia Tech's Phillip Sponenberg fills us in on one of the Internet's favorite animal oddities: the fainting goat.
May 14, 2014
With colleges under increasing pressure to prove that they are providing value to their students, many of them are seeking new and better ways to gauge the success of their alumni. (Gallup and Purdue University last week rolled out one such approach to much fanfare.)
May 14, 2014
William E. (Brit) Kirwan will retire as chancellor of the University System of Maryland when his successor is chosen, the university system announced Tuesday. Kirwan has headed the Maryland system for 12 years, and also served as president of its flagship campus, in College Park, from 1988 to 1998. In between, he headed Ohio State University.
May 14, 2014
The hits keep on coming for the National Collegiate Athletic Association.
May 14, 2014
Given the many ways that colleges market to and communicate with potential students, the Department of Veterans Affairs needs to improve the counseling it provides to veterans seeking to use their education benefits, the Government Accountability Office said in a report Tuesday. The GAO report documented the many methods that a selection of colleges (nonprofit and for-profit) communicated with prospective student veterans, both indirectly through marketing and advertising and directly through emails and calls.
May 13, 2014
With the financial, technological and demographic landscapes in flux, many colleges and universities are facing significant pressures. "Strategies for the New Normal" is a compendium of news articles about approaches that institutions -- public and private, two-year and four-year -- are taking to adjust to today's realities and prepare for an uncertain future.
May 13, 2014
Students in science and math fields learn more and fail courses less when their instructors use methods other than lecturing, a massive study finds.
May 13, 2014
A Texas House panel on Monday took the first step toward impeaching a University of Texas regent for what critics say was abuse of his power in trying to oust the president of the university system's flagship campus, the Associated Press reported.
May 13, 2014
The National Labor Relations Board took the expected next step Monday in its consideration of whether scholarship football players at private colleges can unionize.

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