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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June 27, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute, Dae-Young Kim, associate professor of hospitality management at the University of Missouri, explores whether what a customer wears correlates to the amount they leave. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
June 26, 2017
How do you fight abandonment in the Rust Belt? In today's Academic Minute, Michigan State University's Richard Sadler explores avenues for concerned citizens to take to fight blight.
June 26, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute, Richard Sadler, assistant professor in the department of family medicine at Michigan State University, explores avenues for concerned citizens to take to fight blight.
June 26, 2017
At meeting of college lawyers, panelists rue students’ lack of understanding of First Amendment and share strategies for balancing expression and sensitivity.
June 23, 2017
Melody Blake, visiting assistant professor of psychology at Wesleyan College, in Georgia, has been promoted to provost and vice president for academic affairs there. Marc C. Conner, interim provost and the Jo M. and James M. Ballengee Professor of English at Washington & Lee University, in Virginia, has been named to the provost job on a permanent basis.
June 23, 2017
No one agrees on their favorite movies, so be careful where you look for recommendations. In today's Academic Minute, New York University's Pascal Wallisch explores why it’s so hard to find your next favorite film.
June 22, 2017
"The OER Moment" is Inside Higher Ed's new print-on-demand compilation of articles. This collection of news and opinion articles may be downloaded here, free.
June 22, 2017
Three major textbook publishers sue the bookstore provider Follett, alleging failure to stop selling pirated versions of their books.
June 22, 2017
Some of us can get tired of a song quickly, while others listen over and over again. In today's Academic Minute, Noelle Nelson of the University of Kansas examines whether working memory can help decide whether we get tired of something in a hurry or not at all.
June 22, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute, Noelle Nelson, assistant professor of marketing and consumer behavior at the University of Kansas School of Business, examines whether working memory can help decide whether we get tired of something in a hurry or not at all. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.

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