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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April 28, 2017
Despite emerging questions about applicability of his "disruption" theory, the business guru still believes half of colleges could close in a decade, driven by the spread of online learning.
April 28, 2017
Need help during a time of low self-esteem? Rely on your partner. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Alberta's Matthew Johnson explains where to find support during a rough period.
April 28, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute, Matthew Johnson, assistant professor in the department of agricultural, life and environmental sciences at the University of Alberta, looks into where to find support during a rough period. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
April 27, 2017
What causes dishonesty? In today's Academic Minute, Princeton Neuroscience Institute's Neil Garrett looked into our brains to find a clue.
April 27, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute, Neil Garrett, postdoctoral researcher in the Daw Lab at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute, looked into our brains to find a clue about what causes dishonesty. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
April 26, 2017
Barbara Gaba, provost and associate vice president for academic affairs at Union County College, in New Jersey, has been chosen as president of Atlantic Cape Community College, also in New Jersey.
April 26, 2017
The president and chair of the Board of Regents of the University of California publicly disputed several findings of a harshly critical draft audit released Tuesday by the California State Auditor.
April 26, 2017
Are you avoiding some important information? In today's Academic Minute, Carnegie Mellon University's Russell Golman explores this question.
April 26, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute, Russell Golman, assistant professor of social and decision sciences at Carnegie Mellon University, discusses whether we tend to avoid certain important information. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
April 25, 2017
April 26, 2017 -- "Teaching With Technology," the new print-on-demand compilation of articles from Inside Higher Ed, is available today. You may download the booklet, free, here. The PDF booklet includes articles by Inside Higher Ed's reporters on such topics as newly credentialed forms of learning, spurring innovation in the classroom, and digital accessibility, .

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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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