Doug Lederman

Doug Lederman

Doug Lederman is editor and co-founder of Inside Higher Ed. He helps lead the news organization'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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July 7, 2022
Vanessa Beasley, vice provost for academic affairs, dean of residential faculty and associate professor of communication studies at Vanderbilt University, has been chosen as president of Trinity University, in Texas. Victoria N. Folse, director and endowed chair of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences at Illinois Wesleyan University, has been named president of Ripon College, in Wisconsin.
July 7, 2022
Doling out punishment may be a concern of when, not how much. In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Toronto’s Laura Doering examines why this is.
July 7, 2022
Today on the Academic Minute: Laura Doering, assistant professor of strategic management at the University of Toronto, explores why doling out punishment may be more a matter of when, not how much. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
July 6, 2022
Two experts discuss the digital divide (including for adjuncts), the importance of training and how to ensure online education is a force for equity, not a deterrent to it.
July 6, 2022
Development projects in foreign countries do not always go as planned. In today’s Academic Minute, Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s Robert Krueger determines what changes should be made for future endeavors.

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July 7, 2022
President of four years departs with no notice at Roman Catholic university that has endured failed merger and seen enrollment drop by more than a third since 2015.
January 10, 2022
Our editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman explain how this combination of publishing companies will improve global coverage of postsecondary education and better serve the higher ed community.
July 6, 2021
Our website’s free and expanded registration program is now live. Here’s why we’re making the change.
June 22, 2021
Justices unanimously rule the NCAA cannot bar compensation for education-related benefits. But the narrow ruling may not upend the NCAA amateurism model as much as some had hoped (and feared).
June 24, 2020
And the introduction of letters to the editor.

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