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 13, 2008
Even as aides play down seriousness of credit crunch now, Kennedy hatches plan to give Congress flexibility to raise limits later on students' federal borrowing.
March 12, 2008
Lenders are feeling the pain. But as federal officials and traditional colleges minimize impact on students, career college backers bemoan effects and predict damage will spread.
March 11, 2008
It is probably cold comfort to Robert Lipset that the three judges of the Ohio Court of Appeals who heard his age discrimination case against Ohio University acknowledged in their ruling that the university may have paid too little heed to his teaching excellence, saying that "we, if sitting as Lipset's promotion and tenure committee, may have valued educational considerations over financial and research considerations.
March 7, 2008
Universities' responses to Senate inquiry on finances shed light on wealthy institutions' practices, providing some new data, answering some questions, and raising others.
March 6, 2008
Unusual meeting of architects, campus administrators, faculty members and learning experts focuses on ensuring that colleges ask different set of questions when replacing their classrooms from the ‘60s.
March 4, 2008
Advocacy group's analysis of expanding alternative loan market suggests that high prices are just part of the picture.
March 3, 2008
Compensation scandal was a symptom, not a cause: Regents' intrusion into university's day-to-day operations seen as potential barrier to recruiting top-notch president.
February 29, 2008
2 groups urge universities that engage in biomedical research to adopt policies on institutional conflicts within two years and toughen standards on individual financial interests.

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