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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June 11, 2014
Alternative tobacco products are on the rise. In today’s Academic Minute, Stanford University's Keith Humphreys describes a form of smokeless tobacco that is catching on overseas.
June 11, 2014
Baylor University has escalated its longstanding fight with the Baylor Alumni Association, suing the group last week to force it to stop using the Baylor name and trademarks, The Waco Tribune-Herald reported.
June 10, 2014
The Bering Strait is usually thought of as the migratory path whereby many of our ancestors found their way to America. In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Utah's Dennis O'Rourke seeks clues that might indicate a people indigenous to this area.
June 10, 2014
With the traditional-age college population flattening if not shrinking in many parts of the U.S., colleges and universities are under greater pressure than ever before to develop new and different approaches to attracting students. "Strategies for Recruiting Students" is a collection of Inside Higher Ed articles and essays -- in print-on-demand format -- about some of the approaches institutions are taking, and some of the challenges they are facing.
June 10, 2014
As major antitrust class action involving players' likenesses gets under way, NCAA settles related lawsuit over video game images for $20 million.
June 9, 2014
With the traditional-age college population flattening if not shrinking in many parts of the U.S., colleges and universities are under greater pressure than ever before to develop new and different approaches to attracting students. "Strategies for Recruiting Students" is a collection of Inside Higher Ed articles and essays -- in print-on-demand format -- about some of the approaches institutions are taking, and some of the challenges they are facing.
June 8, 2014
One segment of the population commits suicide more than any other: Hispanics teens. In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Texas at Austin's Luis Zayas shares some numbers and dissects the factors contributing to this troubling trend.
June 6, 2014
On our June 6 program, the Lumina Foundation's Zakiya Smith and Ralph Kuncl of the University of Redlands joined Inside Higher Ed's Doug Lederman and the moderator Casey Green for an engaging discussion about divisions among public and private college leaders about limits of federal accountability in higher education, the wisdom of trying to rise in the U.S. News college rankings, and what if anything college presidents can do in the wake of yet another fatal campus shooting spree.
June 6, 2014
At least three universities with big-time football programs plan to stop selling jerseys with individual players' numbers on them, ESPN reported, as college athletics faces increasing scrutiny over whether players are getting a fair share of the revenues teams generate.
June 6, 2014
Does being happy make you healthier? Is, perhaps, the inverse also true? In today’s Academic Minute, Chapman University's Julia Boehm studies the correlation between mind and body.

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