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 13, 2014
RNA seems like the unsung little brother of DNA and protein. But Yehuda Ben-Shahar of Washington University in St. Louis discusses its very important molecular responsibilities.
May 12, 2014
"Big Data" is being mined to glean all sorts of information. In today’s Academic Minute, Fairleigh Dickinson University's Bruce Peabody discusses how trends improve our understanding of heroism in America.
May 9, 2014
On our new newscast, Belle Wheelan of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the University of Arizona's Gary Rhoades, and Gallup Education's John Pryor join Inside Higher Ed's Doug Lederman and moderator Casey Green to discuss Gallup and Purdue's new effort to measure career and life outcomes for college graduates, the lobbying battleground over the Obama administration's second bite at the apple on gainful employment regulations, and campus efforts to crack down on fraternities in the context of sexual assaults.
May 9, 2014
It's no secret that the presence of humans has a great effect on the environment. In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Minnesota's Elizabeth Borer discusses global experiments to better understand how plants grow.
May 8, 2014
Kristine L. Barann, vice president of finance at Baker College of Allen Park, in Michigan, has been promoted to president there.
May 8, 2014
Economic inequality and minimum wage are becoming increasingly discussed topics during these turbulent economic times. In today’s Academic Minute, Gettysburg College's Chris Fee explores what constitutes a living wage.
May 7, 2014
This month's program on The Pulse features an interview with Ray Henderson, chairman of In the Telling, a documentary instructional company.
May 7, 2014
The technology entrepreneur Ray Henderson discusses his latest venture, In the Telling, in this month's edition of The Pulse podcast.
May 7, 2014
During the 1800s, segregation was even visible in the medical arena. In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Texas at Austin's King Davis shares his insights into medical records from the Central Lunatic Asylum for the Colored Insane.
May 7, 2014
After a month's respite, we're back with a new Cartoon Caption Contest. April just got away from us. Click here to submit a caption for May's cartoon.

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