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 and USA Today, among other publications. 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 in Bethesda, Md.

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October 9, 2018
Today on the Academic Minute, Richard Cleveland, assistant professor and program coordinator in the counselor education program at Georgia Southern University, explores how mindfulness can help bring police officers back into focus during stressful situations.
October 8, 2018
The immigration debate goes beyond the headlines. In today's Academic Minute, part of Timely Topics Week, the University of Maryland-Baltimore County's Amy Bhatt explores another side of the story.
October 8, 2018
Today on the Academic Minute, part of Timely Topics Week, Amy Bhatt, associate professor of gender and women’s studies at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, explores another side of the story. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
October 5, 2018
What is the best to improve neighborhood safety? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Michigan's Marc Zimmerman looks into the busy streets theory.
October 5, 2018
Today on the Academic Minute, Marc Zimmerman, professor of public health at the University of Michigan, looks into one theory about improving neighborhood safety. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
October 3, 2018
Today on the Academic Minute, Madhavi Venkatesan, assistant teaching professor at Northeastern University, delves into conscious consumerism and sustainability as economic policy. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
October 3, 2018
Consumerism is at the heart of our economy. In today's Academic Minute, Northeastern University's Madhavi Venkatesan delves into conscious consumerism and sustainability as economic policy. 
October 3, 2018
Researchers hoped that online communications would prod students to nearly double their study time. It barely budged, but their study shows how scholars can measure impact (or lack thereof) of educational interventions.
October 3, 2018
More admissions directors than in years past say they are recruiting online students. Inside Higher Ed's Survey of College and University Admissions Directors, published last week, found that 54 percent of admissions leaders say their institution is increasing its recruitment of online students, up from 41 percent in 2015.
October 3, 2018
Wolves have their own voices. In today's Academic Minute, Carthage College's Angela Dassow says wolf vocalization recordings can help monitor pack populations in a less invasive manner.

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