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 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.
December 18, 2018
Today on the Academic Minute, part of Roanoke College Week, Lindsey Osterman, assistant professor of psychology there, determines that not everyone has turned away from celebrities accused in the Me Too movement. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
December 18, 2018
A divided federal appeals court on Monday ruled that a Roman Catholic school violated a teacher's rights under the Americans With Disabilities Act when it fired her after she reported needing chemotherapy for her cancer -- overturning a lower court's decision exempting the school under the so-called ministerial exception.

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