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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February 12, 2019
Extinct languages can be brought back from the dead. In today's Academic Minute, part of Arcadia University Week, Aroline Hanson explores this process in Central America.
February 12, 2019
Today on the Academic Minute, part of Arcadia University Week, Aroline Hanson, assistant professor of modern languages and cultures, explores how a Central American language, Brunca, is being brought back from the dead.
February 11, 2019
Colleges and universities that have effective collaboration among their academic, student life, financial aid and career services supports for students have better retention and completion rates than do peer institutions that don't mesh those functions, according to a new survey.
February 11, 2019
Are some famous paintings the work of multiple hands? In today's Academic Minute, part of Arcadia University Week, Jill Pederson examines whether some of da Vinci’s work was a collaborative effort.
February 11, 2019
Today on the Academic Minute, part of Arcadia University Week, Jill Pederson, associate professor of art history, examines whether some of da Vinci’s work was a collaborative effort. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
February 8, 2019
It turns out you can simulate an oil spill in the lab. In today's Academic Minute, Florida International University's Piero Gardinali describes how the Deepwater Horizon spill was simulated and what was learned.
February 8, 2019
Today on the Academic Minute, Piero Gardinali, professor in the department of chemistry and biochemistry at Florida International University, describes how the Deepwater Horizon spill was simulated and what was learned. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
February 7, 2019
Wavelengths of light could help heal chronic wounds. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Arkansas's Kyle Quinn discusses this noninvasive technique.
February 7, 2019
Today on the Academic Minute, Kyle Quinn, assistant professor in the department of biomedical engineering at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, discusses how wavelengths of light could help heal chronic wounds. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
February 6, 2019
"High-Impact Practices for Student Success" is a new compilation of topical and timely articles from Inside Higher Ed. A free copy is available for download here. And you may sign up here for a free webcast on the themes of the booklet on Tuesday, Mar. 5, at 2 p.m. Eastern.

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