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 14, 2018
Have we found one of the genes responsible for aging? In today's Academic Minute, the University at Buffalo's Ekin Atilla-Gokcumen explores senescence and one gene that stops cells from dividing later in life.
December 14, 2018
Today on the Academic Minute, Ekin Atilla-Gokcumen, assistant professor of chemistry at the University at Buffalo, explores senescence and one gene that stops cells from dividing later in life. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
December 13, 2018
Nearly a third of the students enrolled in master's degree tracks in 2016 reported that their program was entirely online, with 21 percent reporting that they took some (but not all) classes online, according to a new report from the Urban Institute that showed surging interest in master's degrees. Much more detail is available in this Inside Higher Ed article.
December 13, 2018
Dealing with predators is a fact of life for most species. In today's Academic Minute, Chapman University's Douglas Fudge delves into this species and how it avoids becoming lunch.
December 13, 2018
Today on the Academic Minute, Douglas Fudge, associate professor of biological sciences at Chapman University, delves into the hagfish and how it avoids becoming lunch. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
December 12, 2018
An international conference on elearning raises familiar issues and asks familiar questions.
December 12, 2018
The new edition of The Pulse podcast features an interview with Marci Powell, project director of Virtually Inspired, a website powered by Drexel University Online focusing on how professionals are infusing technology into learning.
December 12, 2018
The latest edition of the Pulse podcast features an interview with Marci Powell, project director of Virtually Inspired.
December 12, 2018
Here are the 10 articles faithful readers of “Inside Digital Learning” read the most this year.
December 12, 2018
If you have time, please take a listen to this segment. In today's Academic Minute, St. Edward's University's Emily Bernate looks at softening our requests to sound more polite.

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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.
May 25, 2018
U.S. (again) pushes back controversial regulation requiring online programs to gain approval from states in which they operate, this time to 2020.
October 30, 2017
Oct. 30, 2017 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2017 Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology was conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup. Download a copy of the booklet here. Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics. On Thursday, Nov. 16, at 2 p.m. Eastern, Inside Higher Ed will present a free webcast to discuss the results of the survey. Register for the webcast here. The Inside Higher Ed Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology was made possible in part with support from D2L, Jenzabar, Mediasite by Sonic Foundry, Pearson and VitalSource.
July 28, 2017
July 29, 2017 -- Inside Higher Ed’s 2017 Survey of College and University Business Officers examines the views of key campus financial leaders on a range of issues. A report on the survey, which was conducted in conjunction with Gallup. can be downloaded here. Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics. On Tuesday, Aug. 8, at 2 p.m. Eastern, Inside Higher Ed editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman will present a free webcast on the results and take your questions. Sign up here. The Inside Higher Ed survey of presidents was made possible in part by advertising from First American Education Finance, Laserfiche, Oracle, Workday and Workiva.
April 21, 2017
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. The survey was conducted in conjunction with Gallup. A copy of the report can be downloaded here. On May 10 at 2 p.m. Eastern, Inside Higher Ed editors Scott Jaschik and Paul Fain presented a free webinar on the results. To view the recording of the webinar click here. To download the slide deck, click here. The Inside Higher Ed survey of presidents was made possible in part by advertising from Ellucian, InsideTrack, Jenzabar, Pearson and VitalSource.  
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.

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