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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June 28, 2017
New framework aims to help professors make sense of the landscape of digital tools that promise to change the nature of learning.
June 28, 2017
We can all picture the famous smile on the “Mona Lisa.” In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Freiburg’s Jürgen Kornmeier looks into whether she’s smiling after all.
June 28, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute, Jürgen Kornmeier, senior researcher at the University of Freiburg, looks into whether the “Mona Lisa” is really smiling. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
June 28, 2017
Trump administration’s top two enforcers of civil rights laws for education promise college lawyers timelier, fairer treatment, but vow no “retreat” on anti-discrimination enforcement.
June 27, 2017
Are you a big tipper? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Missouri's Dae-Young Kim examines whether what a customer wears correlates to the amount they leave.
June 27, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute, Dae-Young Kim, associate professor of hospitality management at the University of Missouri, explores whether what a customer wears correlates to the amount they leave. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
June 26, 2017
How do you fight abandonment in the Rust Belt? In today's Academic Minute, Michigan State University's Richard Sadler explores avenues for concerned citizens to take to fight blight.
June 26, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute, Richard Sadler, assistant professor in the department of family medicine at Michigan State University, explores avenues for concerned citizens to take to fight blight.
June 26, 2017
At meeting of college lawyers, panelists rue students’ lack of understanding of First Amendment and share strategies for balancing expression and sensitivity.
June 23, 2017
Melody Blake, visiting assistant professor of psychology at Wesleyan College, in Georgia, has been promoted to provost and vice president for academic affairs there. Marc C. Conner, interim provost and the Jo M. and James M. Ballengee Professor of English at Washington & Lee University, in Virginia, has been named to the provost job on a permanent basis.

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April 21, 2017
Inside Higher Ed's annual Survey of Community College Presidents finds institutional leaders dealing with declining enrollments and concerns over the future of their profession.
March 10, 2017
March 10, 2017 -- Inside Higher Ed’s 2017 Survey of College and University Presidents was conducted in conjunction with Gallup. A copy of the report can be downloaded here. On March 28, Inside Higher Ed Editors Doug Lederman and Scott Jaschik presented a free webinar on the results and take your questions. Click here to view the webinar. The Inside Higher Ed survey of presidents was made possible in part by advertising from Cengage, Helix Education, Intellus Learning, Jenzabar, Rowan University and Ruffalo Noel Levitz.
March 1, 2017
A cadre of experts offer their views -- many critical -- of a prominent Stanford researcher's new study questioning the ROI of online education.
February 2, 2017
California campus is latest to be inflamed by protests -- reportedly fueled by visiting mob from off the campus -- over appearances by the Breitbart writer and provocateur. UPDATE: Trump suggests university should lose federal funds.
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.

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