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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June 20, 2018
Today on the Academic Minute, Ana Jimenez, assistant professor of biology at Colgate University, looks into why small dogs outlive big ones. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
June 20, 2018
Small dogs outlive bigger dogs; why? In today's Academic Minute, Colgate University's Ana Jimenez explores this question.
June 20, 2018
It's hard to tell exactly what the Trump administration's U.S. Education Department has planned when it comes to encouraging innovation in higher education (although a top official offered a few more hints at a conference in Washington Tuesday). But at least one part of the agency -- its Office of Educational Technology -- isn't waiting for the politicians to send out smoke signals.
June 20, 2018
Using newly available federal and state-by-state data, an analyst explores states' embrace of fully online learning and whether it drives adult students' access and success.
June 19, 2018
Childcare in the U.S. can cost more than college tuition. In today's Academic Minute, American University's Taryn Morrissey explores how to make childcare affordable.
June 19, 2018
Today on the Academic Minute, Taryn Morrissey, associate professor in the school of public affairs at American University, explores how to make childcare affordable. Learn more about the Academic Minute here. ​
June 18, 2018
Today on the Academic Minute, Louise Kelly, professor of management at the University of La Verne, details the ways focusing on the present moment can help keep things in perspective. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
June 18, 2018
Entrepreneurs should look to mindfulness to help deal with the stressors of their start-ups. In today's Academic Minute, the University of La Verne's Louise Kelly details how focusing on the present moment can help keep things in perspective.
June 15, 2018
Today on the Academic Minute: Priya Kanan-Narasimhan, associate professor of management at the University of San Diego, determines the key to innovation at large companies may be looking at what they’re already succeeding in and doing it differently. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.
June 15, 2018
How can large companies excel at innovation? In today's Academic Minute, the University of San Diego's Priya Kannan-Narasimhan determines the key may be looking at what they’re already succeeding in and doing it differently.

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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.
March 7, 2014
March 6, 2014 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2014 Survey of College and University Presidents explored the views of presidents on the appropriate role of the federal government in accountability, the financial viability of college campuses, colleges' responses to sexual assault, and much more. The survey was conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup Education. Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics. On April 2, Inside Higher Ed Editors Doug Lederman and Scott Jaschik analyzed the survey's findings and answered readers' questions about them in a webinar. Register to download the webinar video here. The Inside Higher Ed survey of presidents was made possible in part by advertising from Academic Partnerships, Hobsons, Jenzabar and Pearson.
February 7, 2014
Responses to Obama administration's request for comments on proposed rating system reveal schism between public and private colleges, confusion about goals of such a system, and skepticism about its viability.
November 22, 2013
A conference on online learning promises "A Universe of Opportunities," and attendees interested in faculty development are getting their money's worth.
October 25, 2013
Oct. 25, 2013 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2013 Survey of College and University Human Resources Officers explored the views of chief human resources officers on wellness-related penalties, adjuncts and health care, and ignorance about retirement, among other topics. The survey was conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup. Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics. A copy of the report can be downloaded here. On Nov. 13, Inside Higher Ed conducted a free webinar to discuss the results of the survey. Editor Doug Lederman and Sabrina Ellis of George Washington University analyzed the findings and answered readers' questions. To view the webinar, please click here. The Inside Higher Ed survey of chief HR officers was made possible in part by advertising from TIAA-CREF.
August 27, 2013
Aug. 27, 2013 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2013 Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology explored the perspectives of more than 2,000 college professors on topics such as how to measure quality in online education and the potential impact of massive open online courses. The survey was conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup. A copy of the survey report can be downloaded here. Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics. On Sept. 12, Inside Higher Ed presented a free webinar to discuss the results of the survey. Editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman analyzed the findings and answer readers' questions. The Inside Higher Ed survey on faculty and technology was made possible in part by advertising from Deltak, McGraw-Hill Higher Education, Pearson and Sonic Foundry.  
March 1, 2013
March 1 -- Campus leaders weighed in on timely topics such as affirmative action, the potential impact of massive open online courses (MOOCs), and the security of their jobs in Inside Higher Ed's new Survey of College & University Presidents, the third annual survey of campus chief executives. It is the first conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup. On Thursday, March 20, Inside Higher Ed presented a webinar to discuss the results of the survey. Editor Doug Lederman was joined by Sanford Shugart, president of Valencia College, and S. Georgia Nugent, president of Kenyon College, to share and analyze the findings. To see a video of the webinar, click here. The Inside Higher Ed survey of presidents was made possible in part by the generous support of Hobsons, Inceptia, Jenzabar, McGraw-Hill Higher Education, and TIAA-CREF.

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