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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December 7, 2007
For-profit higher education providers close out a year marked by rising stock prices, growing enrollments, and easing of regulatory problems -- though challenges remain.
December 6, 2007
Ending six-year ordeal, U. of Colorado agrees to pay $2.85 million to two former female students who alleged that they were gang raped at a party for football recruits.
December 6, 2007
Daniel Barwick challenges the assumption that small is always best in the college classroom.
December 5, 2007
Lenders say federal budget numbers now show that the guaranteed loan program costs the government less than direct lending. Should that change the equation?
December 4, 2007
Who needs point spreads and passing statistics? The key information at this time of year: financial payouts for the teams and the graduation rates of the players.
December 3, 2007
Disputes between administrators and student publications at 2 universities reveal some of the journalistic tensions wrought by the Internet era.
November 30, 2007
Congress's proposed change in how student loan defaults are measured would raise rates and most likely toughen scrutiny of for-profit colleges.
November 30, 2007
Charlie Clark on what it might look like if U.S. News ranked churches.

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