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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February 19, 2007
Education Department pursues plan to collect substantially more information from colleges for accountability purposes.
February 19, 2007
Senate hearing on paying for college offers many ideas but little coherence.
February 16, 2007
Leading senator poised to introduce legislation requiring banks to compete on price for right to offer federal student loans.
February 16, 2007
When Democrats won control of Congress in November, the change promised the return to power of some familiar names to many college leaders, including Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts, the once and current chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, and Rep. George Miller of California, who has been a visible and vocal presence as the top Democrat on the House of Representatives higher education subcommittee throughout this decade and now heads the full Education and Labor Committee.
February 15, 2007
U. of Virginia researchers aim to prevent teen smoking -- with $25 million gift from Philip Morris. Does the end justify the means?
February 14, 2007
Relations between the U.S. Education Department and college leaders have grown increasingly strained in recent weeks.
February 12, 2007
Amid objections to a federal system of student-level academic data, a "national" system is emerging, report finds.
February 9, 2007
Stung by criticism, Education Department officials strongly defend Pell Grant plan and challenge data colleges have used to attack it.

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