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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December 6, 2018
Save time at the crime scene, catch more criminals. In today's Academic Minute, part of University at Albany Week, Igor Lednev explores a faster way to gather details for law enforcement.
December 6, 2018
Today on the Academic Minute, part of University at Albany Week, Igor Lednev, professor of chemistry, explores a faster way to gather details for law enforcement. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
December 5, 2018
Among the topics: U.S. to examine online "enablers"; federal aid and alternative providers; autograding run amok; two professors ask: Should we teach online?
December 5, 2018
Communication is always key. In today's Academic Minute, part of University at Albany Week, Tolga Soyata discusses how to enable better communication for those who can’t speak or type.
December 5, 2018
In today's Academic Minute, part of University at Albany Week, Tolga Soyata, associate professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering, discusses how to enable better communication for those who can’t speak or type. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
December 4, 2018
Why are some anthrax outbreaks worse than others? In today's Academic Minute, part of University at Albany Week, Wendy Turner looks at the factors that may lead to worse outbreaks.
December 4, 2018
In today's Academic Minute, part of University at Albany Week, Wendy Turner, an assistant professor of biological sciences, looks at the factors that may lead to worse outbreaks of anthrax. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
December 3, 2018
Six years ago, in 2012, Inside Higher Ed introduced its Cartoon Caption Contest, which we hoped would entertain and engage our readers with an alternative to our usual weighty reportage and commentary. Once a month since then, Matthew Henry Hall gave our readers something to chuckle about, get creative with and vote on.
December 3, 2018
Is the radio spectrum a finite resource? In today's Academic Minute, part of University at Albany Week, Mariya Zheleva explores this question.
December 3, 2018
Today on the Academic Minute, part of University at Albany Week, Mariya Zheleva, assistant professor in the department of computer science, explores whether the radio spectrum is a finite resource. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.

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