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 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.
November 29, 2007
Higher education reform project to distribute more than $10 million to coalitions of political, education and business leaders who craft plans to increase college productivity.
November 28, 2007
California has long been a land of immigrants; in 1920, almost a quarter of its residents were foreign-born, though the vast majority of the population had European roots. So it probably won't shock anyone that the state's flagship public university, the University of California at Berkeley, today has a strong immigrant tilt to its undergraduate student body.
November 27, 2007
Many community colleges have programs for parents -- policies and tools for helping adult students balance child care and other demands of being a parent with the expectations of being a college student.
November 21, 2007
Number of Ph.D.'s awarded by American universities spikes in 2006 -- with increases largely in scientific fields and among non-U.S. citizens.
November 21, 2007
Reconstituted group of students, faculty and alumni says it has familiar targets and goals: Stopping university administrators from emphasizing football over academics.

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