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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February 21, 2014
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Colorado at Boulder's Michelle Sauther discusses a discovery about the preferred sleeping arrangements of lemurs.
February 21, 2014
The public safety director at Illinois's Concordia University has been fired after his arrest for allegedly masturbating in a colleague's office, The Chicago Tribune reported. A female employee told police that she spotted Timothy Margis adjusting his belt while leaving her office, and then discovered semen in one of her shoes.
February 20, 2014
"Changing Student Pathways" is a collection of news articles and essays about the different paths students take (including some detours) on the way to a college degree or certificate.
February 20, 2014
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Waterloo's Daniel Scott describes the potential inability for previous Winter Olympic host cities to host the games again due to changing weather patterns. Scott is an associate professor and research chair at the University of Waterloo. Find out more about him here.
February 19, 2014
In today’s Academic Minute, American Public University's Charles Venuto explores the connection between the space program and preservation of bird habitat in Florida.
February 19, 2014
U.S. Rep. Rush Holt, a former Princeton University physicist who has been an eloquent advocate for scientific research in Congress for 15 years, will not seek re-election when his term expires later this year, the Democrat announced Tuesday. Holt was assistant director of Princeton's Plasma Physics Laboratory before being elected to represent a central New Jersey district in 1999.
February 18, 2014
This month's edition of The Pulse podcast features an interview with Claudia Reuter, founder and CEO of SchoolChapters, which produces the Pruvalu electronic portfolio. Reuter discusses how colleges and universities are using Pruvalu and ePortfolios for assessment, accreditation and other purposes.
February 18, 2014
This month's edition of The Pulse podcast features an interview with Claudia Reuter, founder and CEO of SchoolChapters, which produces the Pruvalu electronic portfolio. Reuter talks with Rodney B. Murray, host of The Pulse, about how colleges and universities are using Pruvalu for such purposes as institutional accreditation, assessment of student learning and faculty development.
February 18, 2014
In today’s Academic Minute, William Cooper of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne discusses why species that inhabit island are less frightened of human intruders. Cooper is a professor emeritus in the department of biology at IU-PU Fort Wayne. Find out more about him here.
February 18, 2014
The University of Mississippi is offering a $25,000 reward for information about an incident early Sunday morning in which two men allegedly defaced a campus statue of James Meredith while yelling racial slurs.

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