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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September 3, 2018
We need to purify water, but can we do it better? In today's Academic Minute, Johns Hopkins University's Carsten Prasse explains some unwanted chemicals may be a byproduct of purification.
August 31, 2018
Some cities are better than others at being green. In today's Academic Minute, part of Babson College Week, Siddharth Vedula examines why this is.
August 31, 2018
Today on the Academic Minute, part of Babson College Week, Siddharth Vedula, assistant professor of entrepreneurship at Babson, examines why some cities are better than others at being green. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
August 30, 2018
Karen Cox, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Children’s Mercy-Kansas City, in Missouri, has been appointed president of Chamberlain University, in Chicago.
August 30, 2018
Every fall some number of college football teams get on the field with bigger, faster teams representing wealthier sports programs, and the results are usually not pretty -- on the scoreboard and, sometimes, in the training room where injured players get treated after the beatings.
August 30, 2018
What can patent data tell us? In today's Academic Minute, part of Babson College Week, Davit Khachatryan explores how entrepreneurs can find some encouragement in the data.
August 30, 2018
Today on the Academic Minute, Davit Khachatryan, assistant professor of statistics at Babson College, explores how entrepreneurs can find some encouragement in patent data. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
August 29, 2018
Project to drive community colleges' use of open educational resources lowered student spending (even using a more conservative formula to judge those costs). But student awareness of the courses remains limited, and the path to sustainability is unclear.
August 29, 2018
This month's episode of the Pulse podcast features a look at a university's conversion from one version of Blackboard's learning management system to another.
August 29, 2018
This month's edition of the Pulse podcast features a look at a university's conversion from one version of Blackboard's learning management system to another.

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