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 with his family in Bethesda, Md.

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February 15, 2018
Today on the Academic Minute, Tamas Budavari, assistant professor in the department of applied mathematics and statistics at Johns Hopkins University, describes how a tool to map the stars could help fight urban blight. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
February 14, 2018
Annual analysis of the massive open online course landscape finds fewer first-time students are taking the classes, but more of them are spending money and pursuing credentials.
February 14, 2018
The Online Learning Consortium on Tuesday announced its initial group of "emerging scholars" to participate in the organization's Research Center for Digital Learning and Leadership. The new program identifies current or recent doctoral students who are interested in shaping the future of research on the role of technology in learning. The first class of scholars includes:
February 14, 2018
Macmillan Learning will offer low-cost digital textbook bundles in 16 gen-ed courses, joining experiments that drive down prices for students (and potentially profits for publishers).
February 14, 2018
We’ve seen this script in Hollywood before. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Denver's Billy J. Stratton explores how literature has been warning about sexual violence in Hollywood for decades.
February 14, 2018
Today on the Academic Minute, Billy J. Stratton, associate professor of English at the University of Denver, explores how literature has been warning about sexual violence in Hollywood for decades. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
February 13, 2018
The American Bar Association panel that accredits law schools has proposed loosening its restrictions on online education.
February 13, 2018
Why isn’t education a federal right? In today's Academic Minute, the University of South Carolina's Derek Black looks into this question.
February 13, 2018
Today on the Academic Minute, Derek Black, professor of law at the University of South Carolina, looks into why there isn't a federal right to education. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
February 12, 2018
Marymount California suddenly replaces its leader -- and cleanses mentions of him from its website -- in his second year. Reasons why are murky.

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July 18, 2011
In deficit-minded times, student aid has already proven to be a potential casualty. As interest rates go up but need-based aid stays level, expect more of the same, experts say.
May 2, 2011
Research university group votes to discontinue U. of Nebraska's membership, and Syracuse plans to leave; officials at both universities say group's rankings define research excellence too narrowly.
March 4, 2011
March 4, 2011 -- The 2011 Inside Higher Ed Survey of College and University Presidents, which can be seen here, is the first in a series of surveys of senior campus officials about key issues in higher education. Inside Higher Ed collaborated on this project with Kenneth C. Green, founding director of the Campus Computing Project. The Inside Higher Ed Survey of College and University Presidents was made possible in part by the generous financial support of Kaplan Global Solutions, Pearson, and SunGard Higher Education.
September 28, 2010
President Obama signals concern about rapidly rising tuitions; GAO reports on state records systems and student privacy.
August 4, 2010
WASHINGTON -- The public comment period for the majority of the U.S. Department of Education’s proposed regulations aimed at protecting the integrity of the Title IV federal financial aid program ended at midnight Tuesday.
May 10, 2010
Amid increasing federal scrutiny of college sports comes the latest salvo: the U.S. Department of Justice‘s inquiry into the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s scholarship rules.
January 19, 2009
Overshadowing other news from the NCAA convention, Myles Brand publicly confirms illness and describes his long-term prognosis as "not good."
December 10, 2008
Regional association cites Alabama A&M and Webber International for financial shortcomings, lifts sanction against Texas Tech, and says Virginia Commonwealth has responded adequately to scandal.
July 12, 2007
At financial aid directors' meeting, sessions explore best practices on student financial literacy and assess 2 new federal aid programs.
May 23, 2007
Congress seems poised to expand tuition tax breaks for students, but will colleges be taxed more to pay for them?

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