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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May 3, 2018
Unusually public, harsh dismissal letter for Beverly Davenport cites "unsatisfactory performance" across many realms.
May 3, 2018
For a meaningful life, what you do every day matters. In today's Academic Minute, Hamilton College's Jaime Kucinskas discusses when people find the sacred during their daily routine.
May 3, 2018
Today on the Academic Minute, Jaime Kucinskas, assistant professor of sociology at Hamilton College, discusses when people find the sacred during their daily routine. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
May 2, 2018
Recent hires and promotions in the fields of online learning and instructional technology, at the California Community Colleges, Central Methodist, Harrisburg Area CC, Norwich and Stanford.
May 2, 2018
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and the Minerva Project have crafted an arrangement through which the Asian university will use Minerva's curriculum and technology and some students from the upstart institution will spend part of their last year studying and doing research in Hong Kong.
May 2, 2018
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May 2, 2018
Does the gender of an employee play a role in the outcome of a public relations campaign? In today's Academic Minute, Amelia Reigstad of the University of Wisconsin River Falls explores whether personality traits rather than gender can make the biggest difference.
May 2, 2018
Today on the Academic Minute, Amelia Reigstad, visiting assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin River Falls, looks into whether personality traits rather than gender can make the biggest difference. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
May 1, 2018
Americans are not very good at determining how active they are. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Southern California's Arie Kapteyn explores why.
May 1, 2018
Today on the Academic Minute, Arie Kapteyn, research professor of economics at the University of Southern California, examines why Americans are not very good at determining how active they are. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.

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