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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March 1, 2019
Overflowing sewers are a problem in many cities. In today's Academic Minute, part of Swarthmore College Week, Arthur McGarity explores options to control rainwater runoff.
March 1, 2019
Today on the Academic Minute, part of Swarthmore College Week, Arthur McGarity, professor of engineering and environmental studies, explores options to control rainwater runoff. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
February 28, 2019
A new paper explores the shifting landscape in which new forms of credentials (shorter, offered by many types of providers) and assessments (built on mastery of competencies) are emerging to serve a needy audience of what it calls "working learners" and "learning workers." The paper, "Shift Happens 2, was written by Jamai Blivin, founder and CEO of Innovate+Educate, and Merrilea Mayo, founder of Mayo Enterprises.
February 28, 2019
Low incomes, high crime rates. How does a neighborhood change for the better? In today's Academic Minute, part of Swarthmore College Week, Nina Johnson says understanding the social aspect of the area can be a good start.
February 28, 2019
Today on the Academic Minute, part of Swarthmore College Week, Nina Johnson, assistant professor of sociology, says understanding the social aspect of a neighborhood can be a good start to helping it change for the better. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
February 27, 2019
The conference on community college transformation features discussions of bringing about systemic change, the promise of open education and the right and wrong ways to get faculty buy-in.
February 27, 2019
Latinx youth are a growing population that face tough challenges. In today's Academic Minute, part of Swarthmore College Week, Edwin Mayorga explores helping this group now and in the future.
February 27, 2019
Today on the Academic Minute, part of Swarthmore College Week, Edwin Mayorga, assistant professor of educational studies, explores helping Latinx youth now and in the future. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
February 26, 2019
The work of black farmers can be underrepresented. In today's Academic Minute, part of Swarthmore College Week, Syd Carpenter explores how art can help fill in the gaps in our understanding.
February 26, 2019
Today on the Academic Minute, part of Swarthmore College Week, Syd Carpenter, a professor of studio art, explores how art can help fill in the gaps in our knowledge of the work of black farmers. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.

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