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 15, 2007
Higher education accreditation is badly flawed. But expanding the federal role, as Margaret Spellings proposes, is the wrong way to fix it, Jane S. Shaw writes.
August 14, 2007
Scores of colleges, lenders and others comment on proposals to change U.S. rules governing student loan programs and college-lender relationships.
August 10, 2007
Association plans study of criteria for joining big-time level; presidents ban text messaging of recruits, and Division III chiefs back restrictions on male practice players.
August 10, 2007
Education secretary, portraying department as acting aggressively, says colleges and lenders should adopt principles and not wait for new rules or laws.
August 9, 2007
In podcast interview, the top federal higher education official discusses the status of college reform efforts and her search for "creators" instead of "critics."
August 8, 2007
With legislation pending that could diminish significance, Education Dept. proposes rules on competitiveness and SMART grants.
August 8, 2007
Steve Spurrier is hardly the first coach to blast his college's admissions process; coaches never like it when top recruits get rejected. The University of South Carolina coach’s threat this week to quit if the institution does not alter its policies is unlikely to get Spurrier everything he wants; he says the university should admit any athlete who meets the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s eligibility standards for freshmen, and university officials say they won’t go there.
August 6, 2007
U.S. senator asks universities about their oversight of professors' disclosure about payments they receive from drug companies.
August 6, 2007
Board members, some with strong ties to higher ed, will share $370 million in profit in sale of student loan behemoth.

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