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 8, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Sara Goldrick-Rab, professor of educational policy studies and sociology at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, delves into her research on the topic of food insecurity on campuses. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
March 7, 2016
Accidents on the slopes and streets lead to broken bones each winter. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Pittsburgh's Prashant Kumta details a new material that could help the body heal without the use of steel screws or plates.
March 7, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Prashant Kumta, professor of engineering at the University of Pittsburgh, details a new material that could help the body heal without the use of steel screws or plates. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
March 4, 2016
Cats are the stars of the Internet. In today's Academic Minute, Indiana University's Jessica Gall Myrick explores why cat videos are so popular.
March 4, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Jessica Gall Myrick, associate professor of media at Indiana University, explores why cat videos are so popular. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
March 3, 2016
Not all species on this planet treat parenthood the same way humans do. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Exeter's Paul Hopwood discusses his research on burying beetles and whether smaller or larger beetles are better parents.
March 3, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Paul Hopwood, associate research fellow at the University of Exeter, discusses his research on burying beetles and whether smaller or larger beetles tend to be better parents. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
March 3, 2016
Makola M. Abdullah, provost and senior vice president at Bethune-Cookman University, in Florida, has been appointed president of Virginia State University. Laurie Borowicz, vice president of student services at Northcentral Technical College, in Wisconsin, has been selected as president of Kishwaukee College, in Illinois.
March 2, 2016
Should infants be learning language from electronic toys? In today's Academic Minute, Northern Arizona University's Anna Sosa compares the quality of interaction between children and electronic toys with the quality of their interactions with books and more traditional toys.
March 2, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute: Anna Sosa, professor of communication sciences and disorders at Northern Arizona University, examines how the quality of interaction between children and electronic toys compares with the quality of their interactions with books and more traditional toys. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.

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