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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October 24, 2018
Today on the Academic Minute, Suman Seth, associate professor in the department of science and technological studies at Cornell University, explains seasoning sickness. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
October 23, 2018
A new treatment for ALS could be on the way. In today's Academic Minute, St. Lawrence University's Joe Erlichman explores why looking small -- at cerium dioxide nanoparticles -- could help get the treatment where it needs to go.
October 23, 2018
Today on the Academic Minute, Joe Erlichman, professor and chair of science at St. Lawrence University, explores why looking small could help get ALS treatment where it needs to go. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
October 22, 2018
Who can be a producer of knowledge? In today's Academic Minute, Colgate University's Ashley Taylor challenges a stigma. Taylor is an assistant professor of educational studies at Colgate. ​
October 22, 2018
Today on the Academic Minute, Ashley Taylor, assistant professor of educational studies at Colgate University, challenges a stigma over who can be a producer of knowledge. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
October 19, 2018
John R. Ballard, vice president for veterans and military partnerships and director of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, in Washington, D.C., has been selected as academic dean and provost at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, in New York.
October 19, 2018
Do kids react differently to faces than adults? In today's Academic Minute, part of Amherst College Week, Carrie Palmquist explores this question.
October 19, 2018
Today on the Academic Minute, part of Amherst College Week, Carrie Palmquist, assistant professor of psychology at Amherst, explores whether kids react differently to faces than adults do. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
October 18, 2018
Why is the bystander effect so prevalent? In today's Academic Minute, part of Amherst College Week, Catherine Sanderson explains how it all starts in the deep within the brain.
October 18, 2018
Today on the Academic Minute, part of Amherst College Week, Catherine Sanderson, a professor of psychology, explains that the bystander effect's influence starts deep within the brain. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.

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