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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January 24, 2008
As providers of online education bemoan continued skepticism about their programs, they find some good news in survey of employers' attitudes.
January 23, 2008
Lenders' plans to end loans to some students at for-profit colleges are first clear signs of downturn's impact on higher ed; some fear damage will grow.
January 23, 2008
We may find out: Maricopa officials entertain entrepreneur's $400 million-plus offer to take Rio Salado's online operations into the private sector, which would be unprecedented.
January 21, 2008
U.S. health agency says NIH does little to monitor university scientists' ties to industry, and urges stronger role.
January 21, 2008
U.S. data show proposed change in student loan default calculation would send rates higher, troubling for-profit colleges.
January 18, 2008
College football fans are more likely to commit assaults or other violence when their teams lose -- or even win -- against the odds, a study finds.
January 17, 2008
Verdict finds Apollo Group (and two former officials) liable for having misled investors by withholding federal report critical of admissions practices.
January 16, 2008
Like many institutions, the State University of New York's College at Old Westbury has been paying increasing attention to the academic success of its students -- particularly to the fate of first-year students. Last year the college introduced a first-year seminar course, and it has just approved a mandate that all first-year students participate in a community engagement experience that will be "embedded" into their coursework.
January 15, 2008
University to pay $385,000 to former women's soccer player who complained of hostile climate, and undertake review of policies; coach apologizes but faces no further action.

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