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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March 24, 2017
Lorrie Clemo, provost and vice president for academic affairs at the State University of New York College at Oswego, has been selected as president of D'Youville College, also in New York.
March 24, 2017
Concussions are becoming a serious medical issue in athletics. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Dayton's Susan Davies explores these injuries off the field and in the classroom.
March 24, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute, Susan Davies, associate professor of school psychology at the University of Dayton, explores the impact of concussions off the field. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
March 23, 2017
Do SNAP benefits reduce ER visits? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Missouri's Colleen Heflin examines this question.
March 23, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute, Colleen Heflin, professor in the school of public affairs at the University of Missouri, examines whether SNAP benefits reduce emergency room visits. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
March 23, 2017
The emergence of a growing and disjointed landscape of alternative providers of postsecondary learning requires a new system of quality assurance, and a group of organizations with an interest in alternative learning suggests several possible structures to accomplish that, according to a report released Wednesday.
March 22, 2017
The founder of what was seemingly the first "online program management" companies dies, at a time the industry is both growing and in flux.
March 22, 2017
On Tuesday Inside Higher Ed presented a webinar about the tricky issues concerning making digital materials accessible to students with disabilities. Listen in as editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman discuss the issues and answer questions from the audience.
March 22, 2017
If you listen to this program regularly, you know some people speak faster than others. In today's Academic Minute, Brown University's Uriel Cohen Priva asks if fast and slow talkers get the same amount of information across.
March 22, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute, Uriel Cohen Priva, assistant professor of cognitive, linguistic and psychological sciences at Brown University, determines if fast and slow talkers get the same amount of information across. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.

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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 at 2 p.m. Eastern, Inside Higher Ed Editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman will present a free webinar 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 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.
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.

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