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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March 9, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute, Alexander Bay, associate professor in the department of history at Chapman University, looks into the link between the radiation from the Fukushima nuclear meltdown and thyroid cancer among children. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
March 8, 2017
Examity, an online proctoring company with 150 college and university customers, has raised $21 million from two venture capital firms. University Ventures and Inherent Group are investing in the four-year-old company, which provides remote proctoring services for online courses. Have a deal to announce? Please email us at digital.learning@insidehighered.com.
March 8, 2017
Years after an explosion of data changed how health care practitioners treated patients, a similar wave is poised to transform colleges' understanding of their students' learning.
March 8, 2017
Networking is important in finding a new job. In today's Academic Minute, Tufts University's Laura K. Gee determines which social ties you should tap into first when trying to land a new position.
March 7, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute: Jeffrey Hall, associate professor in the department of communication studies at the University of Kansas, wonders whether the humor couples create together is better than just appreciating humor over all. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
March 7, 2017
We all want a partner with a great sense of humor, right? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Kansas' Jeffrey Hall wonders whether the humor couples create together is better than just appreciating humor over all.
March 6, 2017
Association of nonleased campus stores unveils network designed to reduce their dependence on textbook profits and let colleges retain revenues many now pay to companies to operate the stores.
March 6, 2017
Nonbelievers are a minority not often talked about in the U.S. these days. In today's Academic Minute, Washington University in St. Louis's Leigh Schmidt discusses this group.
March 3, 2017
Would Garrison Keillor read hip-hop lyrics on The Writer’s Almanac? In today's Academic Minute, Ohio Wesleyan University's David Caplan discusses whether hip-hop is poetry and whether it should be more broadly recognized for its skill.
March 3, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute, David Caplan, professor of English at Ohio Wesleyan University, discusses whether hip-hop is poetry and whether it should be more broadly recognized for its skill. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  

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