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 19, 2014
How will your fantasy baseball team do this season? In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Michigan's Dae Kwak describes the psychological impact fantasy sports advertising has on even experienced players.
March 19, 2014
Okay, the rest of you have some catching up to do: Tom Panettiere has now won Inside Higher Ed's monthly Cartoon Caption Contest twice. Today we publish the latest installment of our monthly cartoon contest -- we encourage you to suggest the most creative or humorous captions you can think of. (Or just read the submissions of your peers.)
March 18, 2014
In today’s Academic Minute, Case Western Reserve University's William Doll outlines a few  rules for crafting an engaging oration.
March 18, 2014
An antitrust lawyer filed a lawsuit Monday accusing the National Collegiate Athletic Association and five major sports conferences of conspiring to fix the compensation (in the form of scholarship limits) of athletes, USA Today reported.
March 18, 2014
A coalition of left-leaning academics has established a group aimed at opposing scholarly boycotts, with the self-described goal of "challenging the false choice presented to the academic community that it must either undermine the legitimacy of Israel or accept violations of the rights and dignity of Palestinians." The Third Narrative Advisory Council says it wants to counter the notion
March 17, 2014
In today’s Academic Minute, Hamilton College's Brent Plant explores how objects can have a rich personal significance.
March 14, 2014
Grading states' support for higher education, an advocacy group for students makes the case that legislators and governors are responsible for rising public college tuitions.
March 14, 2014
In today’s Academic Minute, Michigan State University's Russell Johnson analyzes the negative consequences smartphone use may have on human psychology and physiology.
March 14, 2014
Indiana's Martin University has been placed on probation by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, which cited concerns about the institution's finances and governance and the adequacy of its faculty and staff.
March 13, 2014
In today’s Academic Minute, Charles Marshall of the University of California at Berkeley explores the mitigating factors that can contribute to the eventual dying out of a particular species of animal.

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