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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October 3, 2007
Let's say you're a financial aid director (with his or her trusty lawyer in tow) at a college in New York State, and you're deciding what practices should govern your future dealings with students and loan providers in the highly charged climate in the wake of last spring's student loan scandal. The general principle is obvious -- less interaction, much more disclosure -- but on specifics, questions arise. Do we continue to have a preferred lender list, and if so, how many lenders should be on it?
October 2, 2007
Justices decline to hear several college cases, letting stand decisions involving a campus preacher's First Amendment rights and a soccer coach's alleged mistreatment of a female player.
September 28, 2007
For first time in nearly 25 years, federal support for university research in 2006 fell, when adjusted for inflation.
September 28, 2007
Or you may also invite the wrath of Congress. A House Republican seeks to cut off federal aid to Columbia University over speech by Iran's president.
September 27, 2007
With federal backing, 3 higher ed groups will undertake project to develop multiple ways of measuring student learning -- answering call for accountability, but with colleges in the driver's seat.
September 24, 2007
Panelists in one-sided discussion of higher education's evaluation system generally trash it, but disagree on possible changes to it.

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