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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August 27, 2007
William C. Dowling is, first and foremost, a professor of English, specializing in 17th and 18th century British and American literature. But like a relatively small number of established faculty members, he has developed another highly visible, non-academic specialty, as a critic of big-time college sports. Dowling was among a band of professors, students and alumni who led an (ultimately failed) effort to get Rutgers University to drop out of National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I-A athletics during the mid-1990s, and like many such campaigns, it exacted a toll on Dowling.
August 24, 2007
The wide gaps in educational attainment between people from low-income backgrounds and wealthier ones tend to lead policy makers to a logical conclusion: It's about the money. If low-income students are enrolling in college at significant lower rates than others, they argue, it's essential to increase spending on need-based financial aid and make sure the students know the money is out there. If needy students drop out of college at higher rates, then surely money -- or lack of it -- is the key factor there, too.
August 23, 2007
NCAA punishes Purdue University for ex-coach's academic fraud, laid out in a series of electronic messages.
August 21, 2007
Federal judge declines to dismiss lawsuit accusing the mammoth university of defrauding the federal government of many millions of dollars.
August 20, 2007
New federal law and agency guidelines aim to prod scientists and universities to ensure that fellows get career training.
August 15, 2007
U.S. leads European peers and Japan in foreign student enrollments and spending on higher ed, but lags on educational attainment, study finds.

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