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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May 20, 2016
Mohamed Abdelrahman, associate vice president for research and graduate studies at Texas A&M University Kingsville, has been selected as vice president for academic affairs at Arkansas Tech University.
May 20, 2016
Next time you watch a movie, try to control your eyes. In today’s Academic Minute, Kansas State University’s Lester Loschky discusses how Hollywood directors have become masters at telling our eyes where to look when watching a film.
May 20, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Lester Loschky, associate professor in the department of psychological sciences at Kansas State University, examines how Hollywood directors have become masters at telling our eyes where to look when watching a film. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
May 19, 2016
Will President Obama’s recent trip to Cuba help Afro-Cubans? In today's Academic Minute, Louisiana State University's Devyn Spence Benson examines the challenges faced by this ethnic group and whether change is on the horizon on the Caribbean island.
May 19, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Devyn Spence Benson, assistant professor in the department of history at Louisiana State University, examines the challenges faced by Afro-Cubans and whether President Obama's visit to the Caribbean island portends change. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
May 19, 2016
Leaders of the State University of New York and the state's Education Department unveiled a plan Wednesday aimed at expanding and improving the training of teachers in New York.
May 19, 2016
Central Oregon Community College has reached a legal settlement with a student who was allegedly stabbed by a roommate whom he said he had complained about and asked college officials to replace, The Bulletin of Bend, Ore., reported. The newspaper said that James Briles would be receiving a cash settlement of an undisclosed amount to resolve Briles's lawsuit charging the college with breaching its duty in several ways.
May 18, 2016
Does being addicted to social media make you more depressed? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Pittsburgh's Brian Primack delves into this question.
May 18, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Brian Primack, professor of medicine, pediatrics, and clinical and translational science at the University of Pittsburgh, asks whether being addicted to social media makes you more depressed. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
May 18, 2016
The Institute for Higher Education Policy is today releasing a series of papers that, taken together, are designed to point the way toward a more vibrant set of national data on student outcomes.

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March 8, 2012
March 8, 2012 -- The 2012 Inside Higher Ed Survey of College & University Presidents is the latest in a series of surveys of senior campus officials about key, time-sensitive issues in higher education. The article can be found here, and the survey report can be viewed here. Inside Higher Ed collaborated on this project with Kenneth C. Green, founding director of the Campus Computing Project. The Inside Higher Ed survey of presidents was made possible in part by the generous financial support of Datatel+SGHE, Hobsons, InsideTrack and Pearson. On March 22, Inside Higher Ed presented a free webinar to discuss the results of the presidents' survey and their implications for higher education. A recording of the webinar can be viewed here.
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.

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