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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December 8, 2006
Appropriations for higher education rose in virtually all states, with only New Jersey and Montana showing declines.
December 6, 2006
Senate tax hearing dominated by expressions of support for need-based assistance -- and an innovative but controversial proposal.
December 5, 2006
U.S. advisory panel on accreditation signals that it plans to ramp up scrutiny of how well colleges educate their students.
December 1, 2006
At loan industry meeting, president of upstart lender confronts head of financial aid officials' group on gifts policy at its conference.
December 1, 2006
With "unit records" database in doubt, Education Department explores huge expansion of core system for tracking colleges and students.
November 30, 2006
Participants in Education Dept. accreditation forum agree, to an extent, on need for common measures of learning.
November 29, 2006
64 teams -- more than half of Division I-A squads -- will share $225 million from 32 games this holiday season.
November 28, 2006
Report from panel of state lawmakers, the latest to critique American higher education, points the finger in an unusual direction: inward.
November 22, 2006
Association postpones planned meeting on college sports research, citing inadequate quality of the papers, not their critical nature.

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