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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June 26, 2015
Communities that foster creativity and growth among their top minds will likely flourish. In today's Academic Minute, Robert Edgell of the SUNY Polytechnic Institute discusses the connections among creativity, innovation and community.
June 26, 2015
This has been a rough week for higher education accreditors. Days after a Wall Street Journal article raised questions about whether the agencies are doing enough to improve (or, alternatively, shut down) institutions that struggle to retain and graduate students, the committee that advises the U.S. education secretary on accreditation took up much the same theme Thursday at its semiannual session to review some accrediting bodies.
June 25, 2015
Sometimes living things don’t share a perfect symbiotic relationship. In today's Academic Minute, the University of North Carolina at Wilmington's Joseph Pawlik discusses sponges and coral reefs.
June 25, 2015
The House Appropriations Committee, along a party line vote Wednesday, approved legislation that would increase spending on the National Institutes of Health by $1.1 billion, raise the maximum Pell Grant to $5,915 (but commandeer $370 million in excess Pell funds for other purposes) and block the Obama administration from implementing
June 25, 2015
Timothy Beard, vice president of student development and enrollment management at Pasco-Hernando State College, in Florida, has been selected as president there.
June 24, 2015
Viruses are all around us. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Pittsburgh's Graham F. Hatfull discusses efforts to decode their genetic makeup.
June 24, 2015
Spending bill for 2016 would lift NIH funding by $2 billion, but divert Pell money and block Obama regulatory efforts in higher education.
June 24, 2015
Professional association's effort to maintain control over an accreditor of nursing programs threatens the agency's future, and the fate of thousands of students.
June 23, 2015
Computers are getting smaller faster. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Texas at Austin's Deji Akinwande discusses Moore’s law and some groundbreaking technology advances.
June 22, 2015
After multiple delays, federal requirement on states to approve colleges within their borders is set to take effect -- as U.S. signals importance of state role.

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July 18, 2011
In deficit-minded times, student aid has already proven to be a potential casualty. As interest rates go up but need-based aid stays level, expect more of the same, experts say.
May 2, 2011
Research university group votes to discontinue U. of Nebraska's membership, and Syracuse plans to leave; officials at both universities say group's rankings define research excellence too narrowly.
March 4, 2011
March 4, 2011 -- The 2011 Inside Higher Ed Survey of College and University Presidents, which can be seen here, is the first in a series of surveys of senior campus officials about key issues in higher education. Inside Higher Ed collaborated on this project with Kenneth C. Green, founding director of the Campus Computing Project. The Inside Higher Ed Survey of College and University Presidents was made possible in part by the generous financial support of Kaplan Global Solutions, Pearson, and SunGard Higher Education.
September 28, 2010
President Obama signals concern about rapidly rising tuitions; GAO reports on state records systems and student privacy.
August 4, 2010
WASHINGTON -- The public comment period for the majority of the U.S. Department of Education’s proposed regulations aimed at protecting the integrity of the Title IV federal financial aid program ended at midnight Tuesday.
May 10, 2010
Amid increasing federal scrutiny of college sports comes the latest salvo: the U.S. Department of Justice‘s inquiry into the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s scholarship rules.
January 19, 2009
Overshadowing other news from the NCAA convention, Myles Brand publicly confirms illness and describes his long-term prognosis as "not good."
December 10, 2008
Regional association cites Alabama A&M and Webber International for financial shortcomings, lifts sanction against Texas Tech, and says Virginia Commonwealth has responded adequately to scandal.
July 12, 2007
At financial aid directors' meeting, sessions explore best practices on student financial literacy and assess 2 new federal aid programs.
May 23, 2007
Congress seems poised to expand tuition tax breaks for students, but will colleges be taxed more to pay for them?

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