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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December 7, 2015
An accidental discovery could have big health benefits in the future. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Texas at Austin's Jackie Dudley explains her research into an academic rivalry and a finding that could have big implications for our health.
December 4, 2015
Math has become a big part of improving sports teams. In today's Academic Minute, the University of the Pacific's John Mayberry explains how using mathematics has increased the chances of winning for his university’s water polo team.
December 3, 2015
What’s an exergame and how is it helping children with autism spectrum disorders? In today's Academic Minute, Claudia Hilton of the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston describes these games and their benefit to autistic children.
December 3, 2015
Association leader says accreditors could discourage politicians' focus on economic-driven measure of quality if they jointly embraced indicators of student learning.
December 2, 2015
Sylvia Alva, dean of the College of Health and Human Development at California State University-Northridge, has been named provost and vice president for academic affairs at California State Polytechnic University at Pomona.
December 2, 2015
A proposal by Gov. Bill Haslam would separate several of Tennessee's public universities from the Tennessee Board of Regents, giving them their own governing boards and more autonomy over tuition and other matters, The Tennessean reported.
December 2, 2015
Are you concerned about your social status? In today's Academic Minute, Union College's Lewis Davis examines how issues of social status intersect with race.
December 1, 2015
Understanding all facets of the heart is an important part of modern medicine. In today's Academic Minute, McGill University's Alvin Shrier explores his research into combating cardiac arrhythmia.
November 30, 2015
The president of Rutgers University said on Sunday that he had fired the university's athletics director and head football coach, the latest turmoil for a beleaguered sports program. In a letter to the campus, President Robert L. Barchi said he was terminating the contracts of Julie Hermann and Coach Kyle Flood without cause, saying the athletics program needed new leadership.
November 30, 2015
Travis Allen, interim chancellor of Argosy University, in California, has been chosen as president and chief executive officer of Trident University, in California.

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