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 18, 2014
A businessman and alumnus has donated $100 million to the University of Calgary for medical research -- an amount that the provincial government in Alberta said it would match, The Calgary Herald reported. The donation from Geoffrey Cumming will lead the university to rename its medical school in his name.
June 18, 2014
Text messages encouraging first-year community college students to fill out federal student aid form boost persistence to sophomore year, study finds.
June 18, 2014
Anne Blackhurst, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Minnesota State University Moorhead, has been named president there.
June 17, 2014
The Affordable Care Act extends health care benefits to people who are currently incarcerated. In today's Academic Minute, George Washington University's Marsha Regenstein explains how the law will benefit inmates in the short and long term.
June 16, 2014
In a recent Wall Street Journal article, the University of Minnesota's Avner Ben-Ner said “a little bit of walking is useful because it means there’s more blood flow to the brain.” In today's Academic Minute, Ben-Ner discusses the physiological impact that treadmill desks may have on the health of employees.
June 13, 2014
On our June 13 program, the financial aid expert Sandy Baum joined Inside Higher Ed's Scott Jaschik and the moderator Casey Green to talk student loan policies and politics, and the consultant Robert C. Dickeson and Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District's Cindy Miles discussed the issues raised by the game of chicken surrounding the accreditation of City College of San Francisco.
June 13, 2014
As with most art, musical ability and talent is difficult to measure. In today’s Academic Minute, the University of London's Daniel Müllensiefen uses some interesting metrics to quantify an individual's musicality.
June 13, 2014
M. Lindsay Bierman, editor in chief of Southern Living magazine, in Alabama, has been chosen as chancellor of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Lauren Bowen, associate academic vice president for student learning initiatives and diversity at John Carroll University, in Ohio, has been named provost at Juniata College
June 12, 2014
There's a wide array of kids products and videos claiming to be educational. In today’s Academic Minute, the University of North Carolina at Wilmington's Matt Lapierre explores the effectiveness of marketing in spite of the lack of observable results.
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.

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