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 in Bethesda, Md.

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Most Recent Articles

November 17, 2005
Compromise spending bill would keep maximum Pell Grant at $4,050 and freeze most other student aid programs.
November 17, 2005
Policy makers and researchers debate whether a $20,000 student loan burden is "unmanageable."
November 17, 2005
Wrongdoing by an academic dean and a former senior sports official land university on NCAA probation.
November 16, 2005
Boston companies charged with producing coursepacks for Northeastern and UMass without adequate permissions.
November 16, 2005
Universities share ideas, but no sure solutions, for luring bringing more black and Hispanic Americans into science fields.
November 16, 2005
Lobbyists object to Congressional proposal to use Pell Grant surplus for non-college programs.
November 16, 2005
Members of the Georgia Baptist Convention voted Tuesday to sever ties with Mercer University, citing the institution's perceived lack of commitment to the Southern Baptist Convention and support among university faculty members and officials for a new gay student group, the Associated Press reported. According to the convention's rules, the separation will not become final unless and until its members reaffirm the vote at their annual meeting next November.
November 15, 2005
Nearly every gathering of college officials these days reveals at least an undercurrent of concern, if not a full blown anxiety fest, about the public’s heightened scrutiny of and skepticism about higher education.
November 14, 2005
To make the case for U.S. aid, higher ed groups tally cost of colleges' Katrina cleanup: over $2 billion.
November 11, 2005
NCAA puts sports program on probation for violations committed by official charged with keeping the rules.


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