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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March 25, 2014
Members of the faculty union at Portland State University filed a complaint Monday over a plan by administrators to cut off email access for professors who participate in a threatened strike, The Oregonian reported. The Portland State union has voted to authorize a strike if their leaders call for one, and administrators said they would cut off access to university email accounts for those who join.
March 25, 2014
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Melbourne's Piers Howe explores the legitimacy of those who claim to have a sixth sense.
March 24, 2014
"Globalization in Higher Education" is a free compilation of articles -- in print-on-demand format -- about long-term trends in the recruitment of foreign students, study abroad, internationalization of the curriculum, online education and more. The articles aren't breaking news -- they contain analysis and context about long-term trends and some of the strategies colleges are embracing.
March 24, 2014
Update: This article has been revised to include more details about the report. Slightly more than half of military veterans who used Montgomery and Post 9/11 G.I. Bill benefits have completed the academic or training program they pursued, according to new data released today.
March 24, 2014
In today's Academic Minute, Penn State University's Peter Wilf explores the path of conifer fossils from New Zealand to Argentina.
March 21, 2014
Advances in biotechnologies have been vital in the analysis of the DNA of the first peoples of America. In today’s Academic Minute, Ripan Mahli of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign describes both the importance and the difficulty of this type of research.
March 20, 2014
California's Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education has "consistently failed to meet its responsibility to protect the public's interests," a state audit released Wednesday said. The report from the California State Auditor cited a list of agency's shortcomings, including long backlogs of applications for licenses and delays in processing applications, failing to "identify proactively and sanction effectively unlicensed institutions," and conducting far too few inspections of institutions.
March 20, 2014
J. Michael Bitzer, acting provost at Catawba College, in North Carolina, has been appointed to the job on a permanent basis.

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