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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December 21, 2018
Soon-to-be parents’ expectations are usually out of touch with reality. In today's Academic Minute, part of Roanoke College Week, Darcey Powell discusses how pre and post-natal experiences can differ.
December 21, 2018
Today on the Academic Minute, part of Roanoke College Week: Darcey Powell, assistant professor of psychology, discusses how pre and post-natal experiences can differ. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
December 20, 2018
Microorganisms can cause big problems in a water source. In today's Academic Minute, part of Roanoke College Week, Brooks Crozier explores how to pinpoint where contamination comes from and how to stop it.
December 20, 2018
Today on the Academic Minute, part of Roanoke College Week, Brooks Crozier, professor of biology, explores how to pinpoint where contamination comes from and how to stop it. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
December 19, 2018
Roger Best, interim president of the University of Central Missouri, has been appointed president there on a permanent basis.
December 19, 2018
LED bulbs reduce energy consumption, but can they get better? In today's Academic Minute, part of Roanoke College Week, Steven Hughes examines this question.
December 19, 2018
Today on the Academic Minute, part of Roanoke College Week, Steven Hughes, assistant professor of chemistry there, asks whether the quality of LED bulbs can improve. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
December 18, 2018
Mark Blegen, dean of health sciences at St. Catherine University, in Minnesota, has been selected as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Carroll University, in Wisconsin. Michael S. Brophy, former president of Benedictine University, in Illinois, has been chosen as president of Hilbert College, in New York.
December 18, 2018
The University of Wollongong, in Australia, has agreed to offer a privately funded Western civilization degree that another major university there rejected because of what it characterized as the donors' desire for excessive influence in the curriculum, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.
December 18, 2018
In the wake of the Me Too movement, many have had to rethink their favorite celebrities. In today's Academic Minute, part of Roanoke College Week, Lindsey Osterman determines that not everyone has turned away from the accused.

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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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