Doug Lederman

Doug Lederman

Doug Lederman is editor and co-founder 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 and on campuses 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 wife, Kate Scharff, in Bethesda, Md.

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June 17, 2021
"Personalizing Students' Educational Journey" is a new free compilation of articles and essays from Inside Higher Ed. You can download the print-on-demand booklet here.
June 17, 2021
Nonvictims can be affected harshly by mass shootings. In today's Academic Minute, Wayne State University's Arash Javanbakht determines that even those not hit can become afflicted.
June 17, 2021
Today on the Academic Minute: Dr. Arash Javanbakht, associate professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral neurosciences at the Wayne State University School of Medicine, explains how mass shootings can affect those not in the line of fire. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
June 17, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has almost certainly changed the role of the physical college campus -- though it's probably too early to say how.
June 16, 2021
A year after a proposed merger between Cengage and McGraw Hill Education collapsed amid significant regulatory opposition, the investment firm that owns McGraw Hill sold it to another firm for $4.5 billion.

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June 24, 2020
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April 2, 2020
Higher education groups push the Education Department to suspend measure of colleges' financial standing, and the department releases new proposed rules on distance education.
March 20, 2019
Numerous public university systems and state flagships are planning ambitious online endeavors. How many succeed in a competitive marketplace will depend on pricing, execution and leadership.
August 22, 2018
A Q&A with Ryan Craig, investor and author of a new book about the changing landscape for education and training credentials and the implications for traditional higher education.
August 9, 2018
A Q&A with Paul Freedman, who, unlike some of his ed-tech peers, focuses on nurturing companies that will extend the reach of traditional institutions, not compete with them.

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