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 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.
November 9, 2016
We might not be as prepared for a natural disaster as we think. In today's Academic Minute, Chapman University's Ann Gordon examines if our preparedness could use a tune-up.
November 9, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Ann Gordon, associate professor of political science at Chapman University, examines if the country's emergency preparedness could use a tune-up. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
November 9, 2016
Here's another opportunity to cast your vote -- to pick a winner for our October Cartoon Caption Contest. You can pick your favorite from among three finalists here.
November 8, 2016
Politicians make a lot of apologies. In today's Academic Minute, Vassar College's Benjamin Ho examines whether these apologies work and if there are consequences either way.
November 8, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Benjamin Ho, associate professor of economics at Vassar College, examines whether politicians' apologies work and if there are consequences either way. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.

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