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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July 11, 2014
Music is generally regarded as one of the most pleasurable stimuli we, as humans, experience -- but some people do not respond to music. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Barcelona's Josep Marco-Pallarés discusses this strange phenomenon.
July 11, 2014
This month's edition of The Pulse podcast looks at what's on the horizon in digital learning instruction. In it, Rodney B. Murray, the host of The Pulse, discusses some of the trends in eLearning teaching and technology.
July 11, 2014
This month's edition of The Pulse podcast looks at what's on the horizon in digital learning instruction. In it, Rodney B. Murray, the host of The Pulse, discusses some of the trends in eLearning teaching and technology. He explores the 2014 Horizon Report and trends in pedagogy, among other things.
July 10, 2014
Preschool isn’t just finger-painting and nap-time. In today's Academic Minute, Vanderbilt University's Peter Savelyev touts the long-term benefits of early learning.
July 9, 2014
“They may be more resistant to climate change than we thought,” the University of Utah's Denise Dearing says about pikas. In today's Academic Minute, Dearing, a professor of biology at Utah, describes how the diet of these rabbit-like mammals is changing as they learn to survive amid changes in their environment.
July 9, 2014
Case Western Reserve University has settled a law professor's lawsuit alleging that the institution retaliated against him for reporting alleged sexual harassment by its former law dean, The Plain Dealer of Cleveland reported.
July 9, 2014
The regional accrediting commissions for New England and the Mid-Atlantic states placed several colleges on probation at their most recent meetings.
July 8, 2014
When you think “big data,” you may not immediately think of the genetic contents of the deep sea. In today's Academic Minute, the University of California at Davis's Holly Bik describes her research analyzing sea water in an effort to “barcode the sea.”
July 8, 2014
Collective enrollments in American journalism schools and programs dropped in 2012 for the second straight year, the American Journalism Review reported.
July 8, 2014
NCAA releases guidelines (not rules) recommending limits on football practices that allow contact, provision of independent medical care for players, and consistent treatment of brain-related injuries.

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