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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February 21, 2019
Today's teenagers appear likely to reinforce, rather than reverse, the widening gender gap in four-year college enrollment, a survey by Pew Research Center finds. The Pew study explores the views of teens aged 13 to 17 on a range of issues, including anxiety, academics and future plans. All told, 59 percent of those surveyed said they planned to attend a four-year college, but that was true for 68 percent of girls and 51 percent of boys.
February 21, 2019
Will we go to war over the moon? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Nebraska at Lincoln's Frans von der Dunk says the moon’s natural resources may present problems in the near future.
February 21, 2019
Today on the Academic Minute, Frans von der Dunk, professor of space law at the University of Nebraska Lincoln, says the moon’s natural resources may present political problems in the near future. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
February 20, 2019
Colleges begin programs in psychology, HR management, information and communication sciences, and applied computer science, among other disciplines.
February 20, 2019
Study finds that even those who are inclined to stray do so less in face-to-face classes -- presumably because instructors and peers are watching. What are the implications for online learning? And is all multitasking bad?
February 20, 2019
This month's episode of the Pulse podcast features a presentation by Kristen Betts entitled "Neuro-Andragogy: Science & Art of Changing the Brain."
February 20, 2019
This month's episode of the Pulse podcast features a presentation by Kristen Betts entitled "Neuro-Andragogy: Science & Art of Changing the Brain."
February 20, 2019
Parental alienation can have long-term consequences. In today's Academic Minute, Colorado State University's Jennifer Harman explores how greater awareness of this form of family violence can lead to better outcomes.
February 20, 2019
Today on the Academic Minute, Jennifer Harman, associate professor of psychology at Colorado State University, explores how greater awareness of this form of family violence can lead to better outcomes. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
February 19, 2019
Medical innovations are on a downward trend. In today's Academic Minute, New York Institute of Technology's Kurt Amsler explores why.

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