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 21, 2007
On summit's eve, many say panel has stimulated activity, but urge Education Dept. to focus on "national," not "federal," solutions.
March 20, 2007
Key senator applauds Zerhouni's "courageous" statement criticizing White House's 2001 policy.
March 20, 2007
For weeks, mystery has swirled around who will have a seat at the table(s) this week when Margaret Spellings convenes her higher education "summit," which is designed to help set the course for how the Education Department moves forward in carrying out the recommendations of the education secretary's Commission on the Future of Higher Education.
March 16, 2007
New York State's attorney general said Thursday that his review of banks and other providers of student loans has uncovered "deceptive practices" -- and warned that it could result in charges of illegal activity under New York law.
March 16, 2007
Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco on Thursday proposed pouring more than $200 million in new funds into the state's public higher education system in 2008, part of what she called "the single largest increased investment in education in Louisiana's recent history."
March 15, 2007
This is one of the busiest times of year on Capitol Hill, as Congress dives headlong into the coming year's federal budget along with all of its usual legislating (and politicking). And Sara Martinez Tucker probably couldn't be happier about that.
March 13, 2007
Education Department proposes toughened enforcement of colleges' relationships with loan providers.
March 13, 2007
Inside Higher Ed's 2nd annual look at how colleges would fare in the NCAA tournament if graduation rates ruled.
March 12, 2007
The e-mail message last month from the president of Embark, a company whose software colleges use to process online applications from students, promised big changes for its customers. The company's management team, said Adam Park, had, "with the help of outside funding," bought Embark from the Princeton Review, its owner since 2001.

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