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 with his family in Bethesda, Md.

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January 20, 2017
Is laughing gas a bad thing? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Connecticut's Nicholas Leadbeater explores this silly question.
January 20, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute: Nicholas Leadbeater, associate professor of chemistry at the University of Connecticut, asks if laughing gas is a bad thing. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
January 19, 2017
How do you have a breakthrough in randomness? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Texas at Austin's David Zuckerman details how algorithms and computers can make sense of randomness.
January 19, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute, David Zuckerman, professor in the department of computer science at the University of Texas at Austin, explains how algorithms and computers can make sense of randomness. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
January 18, 2017
Celiac disease and gluten have become big topics in the news. In today's Academic Minute, St. Lawrence University's Paul Graham takes a detailed look at this rare affliction.
January 18, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute, Paul Graham, associate professor of English at St. Lawrence University, takes a detailed look at the rare affliction celiac disease. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
January 17, 2017
We’re in the middle of an opioid crisis. In today’s Academic Minute, the University of North Florida’s David Courtwright discusses an earlier epidemic and what we can learn from it.
January 17, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute, David Courtwright, professor of history at the University of North Florida, discusses an earlier epidemic and what we can learn from it. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
January 16, 2017
The lasting impacts of Jim Crow can’t always be seen with our eyes. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Dayton's Ruth Thompson-Miller discusses how some scars are carried on the inside.
January 16, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute, Ruth Thompson-Miller, assistant professor of sociology at the University of Dayton, discusses how some scars -- like those of the Jim Crow era -- are carried on the inside. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.

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January 19, 2017
Obama trumpeted importance of college-going and invested in students and institutions like no leader before him -- while demanding much in return and, sometimes, failing big, too.
November 10, 2016
Donald Trump provided relatively few clues to what he might do as president, but he'll probably try to reverse some of President Obama's priorities, rolling back regulations, creating new political opening for for-profit colleges and curtailing collective bargaining rights.
July 19, 2016
Different strategies take stage at the National Association of College and University Business Officers' annual meeting.
March 9, 2016
March 9, 2016 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2016 Survey of College and University Presidents addresses issues such as campus racial protests, nontraditional presidents, and the Obama administration's higher ed agenda. The survey was conducted in conjunction with Gallup. A copy of the report can be downloaded here. On Thursday, April 7, Inside Higher Ed editors Doug Lederman and Scott Jaschik shared and analyzed the findings and answered readers' questions in a webinar. View the webinar. The Inside Higher Ed survey of presidents was made possible in part by advertising from ELS, Hobsons, Jenzabar and Keypath Education.
July 22, 2014
The Microsoft founder and head of influential foundation tells college business officers that big changes are on the way -- but offers moderated views on role of technology and push for college completion.
June 3, 2014
A university taps into its instructors' expertise with underrepresented students to produce videos that help professors at other colleges help those students.
March 27, 2014
In potential landmark case, NLRB office backs bid for collective bargaining by Northwestern athletes. Appeals are certain, so final outcome remains unclear. But ruling could add to pressure on the NCAA.
March 7, 2014
March 6, 2014 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2014 Survey of College and University Presidents explored the views of presidents on the appropriate role of the federal government in accountability, the financial viability of college campuses, colleges' responses to sexual assault, and much more. The survey was conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup Education. Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics. On April 2, Inside Higher Ed Editors Doug Lederman and Scott Jaschik analyzed the survey's findings and answered readers' questions about them in a webinar. Register to download the webinar video here. The Inside Higher Ed survey of presidents was made possible in part by advertising from Academic Partnerships, Hobsons, Jenzabar and Pearson.
February 7, 2014
Responses to Obama administration's request for comments on proposed rating system reveal schism between public and private colleges, confusion about goals of such a system, and skepticism about its viability.
November 22, 2013
A conference on online learning promises "A Universe of Opportunities," and attendees interested in faculty development are getting their money's worth.

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