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

May 31, 2005
Hundreds of colleges received letters from Marsh Inc. this week informing them that they were eligible for some of the $850 million in funds that the company set aside to resolve an investigation into its business practices by the New York State attorney general's office.
May 27, 2005
Congressional measure focuses on professional sports, but mandates scrutiny of the NCAA, too.
May 27, 2005
Lawmakers at House hearing agree that industry and government programs should compete, but clash on most everything else.
May 26, 2005
6 deaths in April prompt gathering of lawmakers and flurry of legislation aimed at encouraging (and challenging) colleges.
May 25, 2005
The vote defies Bush, but margin is insufficient to withstand a promised veto.
May 25, 2005
Drinking to excess puts students at more risk of injury, Wake Forest researchers find.
May 24, 2005
Knight Commission seeks a cooperative rather than confrontational role, citing atmosphere of change within the NCAA.
May 23, 2005
Critics say UMass overlooked a strong internal candidate for Boston campus, in part, because he was black.
May 20, 2005
At a Senate session on preparing workers, college and company leaders weigh a stronger federal role in higher education.
May 19, 2005
Perhaps only in the superheated atmosphere of the current conflict over the U.S. Senate's confirmation of judges could a hearing about illegal bombings and arson by animal rights groups turn into a partisan affair.


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