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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June 4, 2014
Metallic screws and plates have long been used in reconstructive medical procedures. In today’s Academic Minute, Tufts University's David Kaplan touts the potential benefit of replacing metal with silk in these surgeries.
June 3, 2014
Mark E. Arant, dean of the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics at the University of Arkansas Fort Smith, has been appointed as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Northeastern State University, in Oklahoma. Susan Beatty, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Portland State University, in Oregon, has been chosen as provost of the Sage Colleges.
June 3, 2014
Publisher’s magazines will team up with universities to co-brand certificates and eventually degrees, with help from venture fund.
June 3, 2014
Facial recognition technology is still in its infancy. In today’s Academic Minute, Louisiana State University's Megan Papesh discusses weakness in a system many people may assume is completely secure.
June 2, 2014
"The Evolving Curriculum -- Measuring Effectiveness of Change" is a compilation of articles and essays on efforts to reshape what and how colleges teach at a time of increased concern about how much students learn. The news and opinion articles -- collected in a print-on-demand booklet -- surveys the landscape of curricular development and learning assessment, examining trends and highlighting best practices.
June 2, 2014
Tens of thousands of college athletes could receive funds from a $40 million fund that would be created in a proposed settlement of an antitrust lawsuit in which former college athletes sued the makers of video games over use of the athletes' likenesses, USA Today reported. Electronic Arts and Collegiate Licensing Co.
June 2, 2014
Last Friday's edition of This Week @ Inside Higher Ed, our new audio newscast, featured discussion about the Modern Language Association's report on reforming the English Ph.D., growing conflict between faculty members and administrators on man
June 1, 2014
Exposure to trauma doesn't necessarily dictate PTSD for the victim. In today’s Academic Minute, Case Western Reserve University's Norah Feeny discusses post-traumatic stress disorder to expand on our understanding of the affliction and try to debunk some related myths.
May 30, 2014
On our May 30 newscast, the Modern Language Association's Rosemary Feal and Susan Resneck Pierce, president emerita of the University of Puget Sound, join Inside Higher Ed's Scott Jaschik and the moderator Casey Green to discuss the MLA's call for revamping doctoral education, growing conflict between faculty members and administrators on many campuses, and whether the violence in Santa Barbara last week might spur increased activism by college presidents on the issue of gun violence.

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