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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August 24, 2017
The middle class is shrinking. In today's Academic Minute, Colorado State University's Steven Pressman delves into what defines the middle class and how it has been affected in recent years.
August 24, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute, Steven Pressman, professor of economics at Colorado State University, delves into what defines the middle class and how it has been affected in recent years. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
August 23, 2017
Georgia Tech professor discusses her book questioning the premises and promises of disruptive innovation in higher ed and urges professors to play a more vital role in deciding when, where and how to use technology.
August 23, 2017
Just because you are homeless doesn’t mean you can’t have a home. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Virginia's Susan Fraiman says the less fortunate find a way to make a home however they can.
August 23, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute, Susan Fraiman, professor in the department of English at the University of Virginia, says the less fortunate find a way to make homes however they can. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
August 22, 2017
Can teens be trusted to report truthfully on a scientific study? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Texas at Austin's Jessica Fish examines whether the stigma of mischievous teens is true or false.
August 22, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute, Jessica Fish, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Texas at Austin, examines whether the stigma of mischievous teens is true or false. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
August 21, 2017
A total solar eclipse is coming to the U.S. In today's Academic Minute, Williams College's Jay Pasachoff discusses this rare astronomical event.
August 21, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute, Jay Pasachoff, professor of astronomy at Williams College, discusses this rare astronomical event. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
August 18, 2017
The U.S. Education Department announced this week that it has delayed the implementation of another element of the regulation that holds vocational programs accountable for their graduates' outcomes, and has eliminated some of the requirements on institutions to "reduce the burden" on them.

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