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 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
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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.
March 12, 2014
In today’s Academic Minute, Hofstra University's Sina Rabbany describes new insights into how blood vessels acquire characteristics, and how they might be  used to transform how we repair damaged organs.
March 11, 2014
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Texas at Austin's Russell Poldrack describes his findings from a 14-month study he conducted on his own brain.
March 11, 2014
Congressional Republicans introduced legislation Monday to reauthorize funding for the National Science Foundation and other agencies, and the bill drew sharp criticism from university research groups. Leaders on the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology said that the Frontiers in Innovation, Research, Science, and Technology (FIRST) Act (H.R.
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March 10, 2014
In today’s Academic Minute, Brigham Young University's Chad Jensen suggests that the type of teasing a child may experience can have some very specific results.

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