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, 2015
Congenital heart defects are all too common. In today's Academic Minute, the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine's Cathy Hatcher explains how the formation of blood vessels at the embryonic stage can help understand these coronary anomalies.
March 23, 2015
"Private College Enrollments: Needs, Numbers, Solutions" is our latest compilation of articles. As with other such print-on-demand booklets, the compilation includes pieces that explore different strategies used by different institutions.
March 23, 2015
Can the relocation of a species’ habitat save it from extinction? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Western Australia's Nicola Mitchell discusses efforts to recolonize the western swamp turtle to try to save the species from extinction.
March 20, 2015
In one segment of our March 20 program, Tracy Mitrano of Mitrano & Associates and Robert Shibley of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education joined Inside Higher Ed's Doug Lederman and the moderator Casey Green for a conversation about tension between free speech rights and efforts to ensure a welcoming campus environment, prompted by the University of Oklahoma's decision to expel students who joined in a racist fraternity chant. In our second segment, Coastal Carolina University's Ralph Byington and Thomas Hoffman discuss the institution's program that rewards faculty and staff members for increased student retention.
March 20, 2015
There is a total solar eclipse today, and in today's Academic Minute, Williams College's Jay Pasachoff and his team are in direct position to observe this majestic cosmic phenomenon.
March 19, 2015
Are you addicted to your social media accounts? In today's Academic Minute, the University at Albany's Julia M. Hormes discusses the correlations between social media usage and addiction.
March 18, 2015
Michael D. Amiridis, executive vice president for academic affairs and provost at the University of South Carolina at Columbia, has been appointed as chancellor of the University of Illinois at Chicago. Danny J. Anderson, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Kansas, has been named president of Trinity University, in Texas.
March 18, 2015
It’s the NFL offseason, but concussions are still very much in our thoughts. In today's Academic Minute, Chapman University's Ky Kugler profiles the severity and frequency of the common head injury.
March 17, 2015
Variables in previous tests focusing on the toxicity of both fructose and table sugar have proven inconclusive. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Utah's Wayne Potts discusses efforts to improve the accuracy of sugar toxicity tests.
March 16, 2015
Soon, your garden might require no dirt whatsoever. In today's Academic Minute, Monmouth University's Laura Rokosz explores the vertical irrigation design of aeroponic gardens.

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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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