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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March 13, 2018
Global warming can also make you cold. In today's Academic Minute, Rutgers University's Jennifer Francis explains why extreme winter weather is also a part of climate change.
March 13, 2018
Today on the Academic Minute, Jennifer Francis, research professor in the department of marine and coastal sciences at Rutgers University, explains why extreme winter weather is also a part of climate change. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
March 12, 2018
Trying to counter public perception that the liberal arts aren’t worth it, DePauw promises all graduates will have a job or other preferred outcome within six months.
March 12, 2018
Who would cut down the nets as Division I men’s basketball champion if academics mattered more than skill on the court? Our annual Academic Performance Tournament has the answer.
March 12, 2018
Everyone knows the Frankenstein legend, right? In today's Academic Minute, Siena College's Raymond Boisvert takes a deeper look.
March 12, 2018
Today on the Academic Minute, Raymond Boisvert, professor of philosophy at Siena College, takes a deeper look at the horror classic. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
March 9, 2018
March 9, 2018 -- Inside Higher Ed’s 2018 Survey of College and University Presidents was conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup. Download a free copy of the survey report here. On Tuesday, April 3, at 2 p.m. Eastern, Inside Higher Ed will present a free webcast to discuss the survey’s results. Register for the webcast here. The Survey of College and University Presidents was made possible in part with support from Cengage, Jenzabar, Pearson and Wiley Education Services.
March 9, 2018
Classic stories aren’t always in the interest of all students. In today's Academic Minute, Rebekah Piper of Texas A&M University at San Antonio looks into diversifying the curriculum to fit a diverse student body.
March 9, 2018
Today on the Academic Minute, Rebekah Piper, associate professor of literacy at Texas A&M University at San Antonio, looks into diversifying the curriculum to fit a diverse student body. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
March 8, 2018
TIAA is recognizing its 100th anniversary by giving away $1 million to 100 "difference makers" who work in the academic and nonprofit worlds, the financial services company announced. TIAA will recognize individuals for either professional or personal contributions. Nominations for the competition are due June 12 and may be submitted here.

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