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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October 10, 2016
When does memory decline begin? In today's Academic Minute, McGill University's Natasha Rajah delves into using brain scans of people of various ages and what it tells us about this natural process.
October 7, 2016
How do you give businesses a better chance to be innovative? In today's Academic Minute, SUNY Polytechnic Institute's Robert Edgell explores the hidden intentions behind human communications and how they can hinder innovation.
October 7, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Robert Edgell, assistant professor of technology management at SUNY Polytechnic Institute, explores the hidden intentions behind human communications and how they can hinder innovation. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
October 6, 2016
Competing in sports during high school could positively affect your long-term health. In today's Academic Minute, Black Hills State University's Craig Triplett discusses how being active while young could lead to future wellness.
October 6, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Craig Triplett, assistant professor of exercise science at Black Hills State University, examines how being active while young could lead to future wellness. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
October 5, 2016
Not everyone pays attention to security warnings on their computer. In today's Academic Minute, Brigham Young University's Anthony Vance discusses the best time to act on these notifications.
October 5, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Anthony Vance, associate professor of information systems at Brigham Young University, discusses the best time to act on computer security notifications. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
October 4, 2016
Oct. 5, 2016 -- "Key Trends in Graduate and Professional Education: Attracting Students in Changing Times" is a new compilation of articles from Inside Higher Ed. The print-on-demand booklet, which can be downloaded here, explores trends in graduate education in articles by Inside Higher Ed's reporters and essays by contributors from the field.
October 4, 2016
How similar are our teeth to those of our ancestors? On today's Academic Minute, Monash University's Alistair Evans explores if our ancestors can be identified just by finding some of their loose teeth.
October 4, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Alistair Evans, senior research fellow at Monash University, explores if our ancestors can be identified just by finding some of their loose teeth. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.

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