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 29, 2008
As scholarly groups line up behind presidential candidates in 2008, law journal shows that the academic punditocracy has been around for generations.
January 28, 2008
Higher education group's statement on individual and institutional conflicts avoids prescription of what colleges should and shouldn't do.
January 25, 2008
Lawmakers ask 136 institutions with endowments of at least $500 million for information about how they set tuition, award financial aid, and spend from their funds.
January 24, 2008
Officials at Maricopa Community Colleges say they aren't interested in investor's $400 million offer for institution's online operation.
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.

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