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 23, 2005
This year's top party school objects (plus a new, socially conscious entrant in the ratings game).
August 22, 2005
NCAA says colleges seeking to keep Indian mascots can cite tribes' support -- up to a point.
August 19, 2005
U.S. recommendation that residential freshmen get the shot prompts shift in institutions' policies -- and contributes to a shortage.
August 19, 2005
Appeals court says state immunity does not protect universities in Texas and Louisiana from federal lawsuits.
August 18, 2005
Association pays $56.5 million to take control of competing tourneys and settle antitrust challenge.
August 17, 2005
Court finds Duke U. grad student guilty of trying to illegally transport books but suspends his sentence.
August 17, 2005
University-based research centers offer prospect of more gender equity than academic departments, a study finds.
August 16, 2005
Students' costs have risen sharply, but mostly because publishers have sought to improve teaching and learning, GAO report finds. 


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