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 6, 2014
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July 3, 2014
Computers are very useful in the classroom, but in the near future, they might be conducting the class. In today’s Academic Minute, Washington State University's Matt Taylor discusses how he is teaching computers how to teach.
July 3, 2014
In expansive interview about higher ed, the education secretary differentiates about dangers of varying degrees of student debt and suggests colleges might be rated based on whether they improve or not.
July 2, 2014
The Power of Californium Research might change the way we build and store radioactive waste. In today’s Academic Minute, Florida State University's Thomas Albrecht-Schmitt describes his work with atomic element number 98: californium.
July 1, 2014
In today's Academic Minute, the University of Alberta's Geoff Ball discusses research showing that up to a third of children with obesity could be classified as “metabolically healthy.”
July 1, 2014
In an era of unprecedented scrutiny and pressure to change in higher education, who colleges hire -- and how -- is more important than ever. "Hiring Trends in Higher Education" is a collection of Inside Higher Ed articles and essays -- in print-on-demand format -- about some of the approaches institutions are taking, and some of the challenges they are facing.
June 30, 2014
In today’s Academic Minute, Georgia State University's Volkan Topalli explores the effect that switching government assistance funds from cash to credit cards has on street crime.
June 27, 2014
Our June 27 program featured William Durden and Ann Kirschner -- campus administrators with experience with for-profit higher education and the liberal arts -- in a discussion about both topics. They joined Inside Higher Ed's Doug Lederman and the moderator Casey Green in a conversation about the apparent demise of Corinthian Colleges and the federal government's role in hastening it, and about an article asserting that while private liberal arts colleges themselves may be declining, the liberal arts live on -- especially in honors colleges and other expanding programs at public institutions.
June 27, 2014
The June 27 edition of our weekly audio newscast featured William Durden and Ann Kirschner -- college leaders with experience in for-profit higher education and at liberal arts institutions -- in a discussion about pressures on both sectors.
June 27, 2014
Studying the communicative relationship that parents share with their children is a great way to understand how kids learn to interact. In today's Academic Minute, the University of California at Merced's Anne Warlaumont explains how successful interaction catalyzes future successful interaction in children.

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