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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October 13, 2016
Does more sexual content in mass media lead to more teen sexual behavior? In today's Academic Minute, Stetson University's Chris Ferguson examines this question.
October 13, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Chris Ferguson, associate professor of psychology at Stetson University, examines this question. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
October 13, 2016
Leaders of more than three dozen companies signed an advertisement in The Wall Street Journal Wednesday expressing their support for funding of basic scientific research. The ad, sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg Public Policy Center, notes the many societal innovations that have flowed from basic research, such as smartphones, cancer proton therapy and magnetic resonance imaging.
October 12, 2016
Part of the puzzle of blood cancer may have been solved. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Birmingham's Daniel Tennant discusses how bone marrow can help treat this disease.
October 12, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Daniel Tennant, senior lecturer in metabolic biochemistry at the University of Birmingham, delves into our bone marrow to find out how to treat this disease. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
October 12, 2016
Anderson University will eliminate 16 academic programs and eliminate two sports teams to "strengthen the university," The Herald Bulletin reported. A spokesman for the private institution in Indiana confirmed that it will eliminate a doctoral program in Christian ministry, master's programs in music education and science in nursing, and a range of bachelor's degree programs.
October 11, 2016
There’s a new area in the body to focus on in Alzheimer’s research. In today's Academic Minute, Iowa State University's Auriel Willette says the immune system has a role to play beyond fighting off illnesses.
October 11, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Auriel Willette, assistant professor of food science and human nutrition at Iowa State University, says the immune system has a role to play beyond fighting off illnesses. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
October 11, 2016
Michael A. Bernstein, John Christie Barr Professor of History and Economics and provost at Tulane University, in Louisiana, has been selected as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
October 11, 2016
Which is scarier -- zombies or college rankings?

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