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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December 3, 2018
Is the radio spectrum a finite resource? In today's Academic Minute, part of University at Albany Week, Mariya Zheleva explores this question.
December 3, 2018
Today on the Academic Minute, part of University at Albany Week, Mariya Zheleva, assistant professor in the department of computer science, explores whether the radio spectrum is a finite resource. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
November 30, 2018
The red spruce is coming back to the northeastern United States. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Vermont's Alexandra Kosiba explores why these trees have made a rebound after years of decline.
November 30, 2018
Today on the Academic Minute, Alexandra Kosiba, researcher in the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Vermont, explores why red spruce trees have made a rebound in the northeastern U.S. after years of decline. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
November 29, 2018
Want to reduce your stress? Try forgiveness. In today's Academic Minute, Luther College's Loren Toussaint explains how forgiving yourself and others can lead to a more harmonious life.
November 29, 2018
Today on the Academic Minute, Loren Toussaint, professor of psychology at Luther College, explains how forgiving yourself and others can lead to a more harmonious life. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
November 28, 2018
Among the topics: unusual partnership between liberal arts college and coding camp; joint degrees in nursing; new life for an accreditor.
November 28, 2018
The government is now a troll on social media. In today's Academic Minute, the U.S. Air Force Academy's Douglas McKechnie examines the new way we interact with our political leaders.
November 28, 2018
Today on the Academic Minute, Douglas McKechnie, associate professor of law at the United States Air Force Academy, examines the new way we interact with our political leaders. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
November 27, 2018
Not all enslaved people fled to the North. In today's Academic Minute, Hostos Community College's Sean Gerrity describes how some didn’t need to go far to find freedom.

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