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 27, 2014
The complexity of human culture is highly nuanced. In today’s Academic Minute, Newcastle University's Daniel Nettle examines striking cultural differences even in people living geographically close to one another.
March 27, 2014
Kristine L. Barran, vice president of finance at Baker College of Allen Park, in Michigan, has been promoted to president there. Paul Boyle, chief executive of the Economic and Social Research Council and president of Science Europe, has been chosen as vice chancellor of the University of Leicester, in Britain.
March 26, 2014
A regional office of the National Labor Relations Board on Wednesday declared scholarship football players at Northwestern University to be employees eligible for collective bargaining. The ruling, if and when it becomes final and its many implications shake out, could have a transformative impact on big-time college athletics. Read Inside Higher Ed's initial coverage of the ruling here.  
March 26, 2014
Two members of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights sent a letter last month warning lawyers at about 75 universities that "few, if any, college and university diversity admissions programs" would meet the test set by the Supreme Court in its ruling in Fisher v. Texas last June on affirmative action.
March 26, 2014
Tourism and industry, in some locations, have a tangled and complicated relationship. In today’s Academic Minute, Monmouth University's Veronica Davidov examines the interesting symbiosis these two unrelated fields can have.
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.

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