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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May 18, 2018
Women now get the more tattoos than men in the U.S. In today's Academic Minute, Siena College's Beverly Thompson explores how discrimination still follows women in this artistic endeavor.
May 18, 2018
Today on the Academic Minute: Beverly Thompson, associate professor of sociology at Siena College, explores how discrimination still follows women in this artistic endeavor. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
May 18, 2018
The University of Kentucky is moving to fire a tenured professor after concluding that he inappropriately required students to buy a self-published book and then profited from the sales, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported.
May 17, 2018
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May 17, 2018
John Anthony Floyd, executive vice president of Coker College, in South Carolina, has been selected as president of Mars Hill University, in North Carolina. Ivan L. Harrell II, executive vice president of academic and student affairs at Georgia Piedmont Technical College, has been chosen as president of Tacoma Community College, in Washington.
May 17, 2018
The University of Missouri's flagship Columbia campus will "inactivate" 12 graduate programs and create a new College of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies as part of a reorganization that follows a yearlong review. The programs that will be discontinued entirely are a master's program in religious studies, the master's and Ph.D.
May 17, 2018
Climate change is having an impact on the routines of songbirds. In today's Academic Minute, William Jessup University's Michael McGrann looks into how an early arrival of spring in the western U.S. can throw a wrench into the songbird’s mating rituals.
May 17, 2018
Today on the Academic Minute, Michael McGrann, assistant professor of environmental science at William Jessup University, looks into how an early arrival of spring in the western U.S. can throw a wrench into the songbird’s mating rituals. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
May 17, 2018
The U.S. Senate on Wednesday confirmed President Trump's nomination of Mitchell (Mick) Zais as deputy secretary of education, the No. 2 position to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.
May 16, 2018
The president of Quincy College resigned Tuesday, saying he had lost the confidence of the Massachusetts college's governing board amid a state shutdown of its nursing program, The Boston Globe reported.

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