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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November 16, 2016
The number of postsecondary institutions in the United States declined by 1.8 percent from 2014-15 to 2015-16, with all of the decline occurring in the for-profit sector of higher education, new federal data show. The data, contained in an annual report from the U.S. Education Department's National Center for Education Statistics, show that the number of U.S. institutions that award federal financial aid declined from 7,151 to 7,021.
November 15, 2016
Traces of supernovas in the cosmos could be in our oceans. In today's Academic Minute, Technical University of Munich's Shawn Bishop asks if this is a clue to an extinction event from our past.
November 15, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Shawn Bishop, professor of experimental physics at the Technical University of Munich, discusses if the fact that traces of supernovas may be found in our planet's oceans is a clue to an extinction event from our past. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
November 15, 2016
Graham Carr, vice president of research and graduate studies and interim provost and vice president of academic affairs at Concordia University, in Montreal, has been named provost on a permanent basis. Richard M. Englert, interim president of Temple University, in Pennsylvania, has been selected for the job on a permanent basis.
November 14, 2016
Are you a morning person or a night person? In today's Academic Minute, Indiana University at Bloomington's Ed Hirt discusses how self-sabotaging behavior might happen when we think we’re at our best.
November 14, 2016
Today in the Academic Minute, Ed Hirt, professor in the department of psychological and brain sciences at Indiana University at Bloomington, discusses how self-sabotaging behavior might happen when we think we’re at our best. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
November 11, 2016
Do news media corporations actually function with eyes wide open? In today's Academic Minute, Robert Edgell of SUNY Polytechnic Institute examines this question.
November 11, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Robert Edgell, assistant professor of technology management at SUNY Polytechnic Institute, examines whether news media corporations actually function with eyes wide open. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
November 10, 2016
Why do people wait to tell others about traumatic events? In today's Academic Minute, Yale University's Joan Cook discusses reasons that cause this delay.
November 10, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Joan Cook, associate professor of psychiatry at Yale University, discusses why people tend to wait to tell others about traumatic events. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.

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