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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November 12, 2018
Making a rhyme every time is great for children’s minds. In today's Academic Minute, Santa Clara University's Kirsten Read explains why rhymes help preschool children along faster on the path to reading.
November 12, 2018
Today on the Academic Minute, Kirsten Read, assistant professor of psychology at Santa Clara University, explains why rhymes help preschool children along faster on the path to reading. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
November 9, 2018
You could hear this more clearly if you could see me talking. In today's Academic Minute, part of Carleton College Week, Julia Strand explains how seeing a talking face gives us clues even if we can’t fully hear what is being said.
November 9, 2018
Today on the Academic Minute, part of Carleton College Week, Julia Strand, assistant professor of psychology, explains how seeing a talking face gives us clues even if we can’t fully hear what is being said. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
November 8, 2018
Bernard Bull, chief innovation officer and vice provost of curriculum and innovation at Concordia University Wisconsin, has been selected as president of Goddard College. Elizabeth A. Dooley, interim provost at the University of Central Florida, has been chosen as provost and vice president for academic affairs there.
November 8, 2018
Demand for adoptable children is on the rise. In today's Academic Minute, part of Carleton College Week, Elizabeth Raleigh examines why transracial adoption is becoming more common.
November 8, 2018
Today on the Academic Minute, part of Carleton College Week, Elizabeth Raleigh, assistant professor of sociology, examines why transracial adoption is becoming more common. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
November 7, 2018
Among the topics: Two universities go big on big data; Arizona State and Uber team up on online degrees; federal investigations into web accessibility; dealing with GDPR.
November 7, 2018
Number and proportion of college and university students taking classes online grew solidly in 2017, as overall postsecondary enrollments fell. A third of all students now take at least one online course.
November 7, 2018
The False Claims Act does not protect employees who blow the whistle on an employer from retaliation that occurs only after they have stopped working there, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday in a case involving a former employee of a for-profit college.

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