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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November 2, 2018
Today on the Academic Minute, Jacob Sawyer, assistant professor of psychology at Penn State Mont Alto, explores whether a belief in God is necessary for coping with the death of a loved one. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
November 1, 2018
Reducing the cost of textbooks is key for lower-income students. In today's Academic Minute, Queensborough Community College's William Blick examines one way to accomplish this goal.
November 1, 2018
Today on the Academic Minute, William Blick, assistant professor at Queensborough Community College, examines one way to accomplish the goal of reducing the cost of textbooks for lower-income students. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
November 1, 2018
Utah Valley University paid $45,000 to settle a lawsuit in which the former director of its Title IX office claimed she had been fired after looking into allegations of sexual harassment by senior administrators, among other reasons, The Salt Lake Tribune reported.
October 31, 2018
"Graduate and Professional Education: An Ever-Changing Environment" is the latest free compilation of articles from Inside Higher Ed. A copy of the print-on-demand booklet can be downloaded here.
October 31, 2018
Oct. 31, 2018 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2018 Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology was conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup. You may download a free copy here. On Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 2 p.m. Eastern, Inside Higher Ed will present a free webcast to discuss the results of the survey. Please register for the webcast here. The Inside Higher Ed Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology was made possible in part with support from Mediasite, Pearson, Portfolium and VitalSource.
October 31, 2018
Invisibility of instructional designers is among most surprising -- and to designers themselves, upsetting -- findings of new Inside Higher Ed Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology.
October 31, 2018
Animals may help us bridge the organ-donation gap. In today's Academic Minute, Touro College's John Loike discusses xenotransplantation.
October 31, 2018
Today on the Academic Minute, John Loike, a professor of biology at Touro College, explains how animals may help us bridge the organ-donation gap. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
October 30, 2018
Neurodiversity is a growing social movement. In today's Academic Minute, Landmark College's Ken Gobbo discusses this movement and how it can help find strengths where only weakness was seen before.

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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?
April 2, 2007
Some institutions accept N.Y. attorney general's settlement offer to change student loan practices and repay disputed funds.
March 9, 2007
A House of Representatives subcommittee lambasted college leaders Thursday for their perceived failure in stemming the illegal downloading of music and movies by students. Committee members, responding to complaints by the entertainment industry that campuses have been slow to restrict copyright infringement, pressed for answers and made vague threats about possible changes in intellectual property law that could result if higher education as a whole does not adopt a more aggressive approach.
February 1, 2007
The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation Wednesday that would raise the value of the maximum Pell Grant for the first time since 2002 and increase spending for several key academic research programs. Dozens of Republicans joined all but two Democrats in voting for House Joint Resolution 20, which would finance the operations of much of the federal government through the rest of the 2007 fiscal year, which began in October.
January 31, 2007
At meeting of accreditors, officials acknowledge need to measure student learning, but fear oversimplification.

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