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 with his family in Bethesda, Md.

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January 24, 2018
Today on the Academic Minute, Austin Sarat, professor of jurisprudence and political science at Amherst College, explores why this law is more controversial than you might think. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
January 24, 2018
Inside Higher Ed reported this week on the announcement by the online program management company 2U of a partnership with the co-working space behemoth WeWork that takes aim at the burgeoning marketplace of workers looking to burnish their career prospects through a widening array of credentials.
January 24, 2018
The School of Information Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley, has struck a deal with GetSmarter to create a series of technology-focused short online courses. The first courses are expected in October. Terms of the arrangement were not disclosed.
January 23, 2018
Homeless students may be hiding in plain sight. In today's Academic Minute, Villanova University's Stacey Havlik examines how schools can support such students in their time of need.
January 23, 2018
Today on the Academic Minute, Stacey Havlik, assistant professor in the department of education and counseling at Villanova University, explores how schools can support such students in their time of need. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
January 23, 2018
Clarence D. Armbrister, president of Girard College, a boarding school in Pennsylvania, has been chosen as president of Johnson C. Smith University, in North Carolina. Seth Bodnar, senior executive for strategy and transformation at GE Transportation, in Illinois, has been selected as president of the University of Montana.
January 23, 2018
The restaurant group that operates the Chili's and Maggiano's chains announced an arrangement Monday by which it will, through Pearson Education, offer employees cost-free educational programs from language skills through associate degrees.
January 22, 2018
Does your mind’s eye blink? In today's Academic Minute, Vanderbilt University's Alex Maier discusses this question.
January 22, 2018
Today on the Academic Minute, Alex Maier, assistant professor of psychology at Vanderbilt University, explores whether our mind’s eye blinks. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
January 22, 2018
A National Science Foundation-funded initiative aimed at expanding the use of "active learning" techniques in introductory mathematics courses is expanding from three to 12 universities, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities announced today.

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