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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April 7, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Tim Cook, assistant professor in the department of earth environment and physics at Worcester State University, explores the effects of a wetter climate in the Northeast. Find out more about the Academic Minute here.
April 6, 2016
Gerrymandering is a big topic again this election season, but what about gendermandering? In today's Academic Minute, Baldwin Wallace University's Barbara Palmer details how a gerrymandered district might decide which sex is elected as well as which party.
April 6, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute: Barbara Palmer, professor of political science at Baldwin Wallace University, details how a gerrymandered district might decide which sex is elected as well as which party. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
April 5, 2016
The Internet makes college easier, but can it be too much of a good thing? In today's Academic Minute, Georgia State University's Susan M. Snyder asserts that problematic use of the Internet can adversely affect key areas of a college student’s life.
April 5, 2016
St. Thomas University in Canada will shut down its men's hockey team because of a universitywide budget deficit at the institution, in New Brunswick. St. Thomas officials said they will save $245,000 annually with the move, which they said was necessary to protect other priorities.
April 5, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute: Susan Snyder, assistant professor in the school of social work at Georgia State University, discusses why problematic use of the Internet can have adverse effects on key areas of a college student’s life.
April 4, 2016
Cutting edge technology could revive an old economy. In today's Academic Minute, the State University of New York's Thomas Amidon explains how forests can be used in the future.
April 4, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute: Thomas Amidon, professor of paper and bioprocess engineering at the State University of New York College of Environmental Sciences and Forestry, explains how forests can be used in the future.
April 1, 2016
Knowing how to use the latest social media platform can be a boon for your brand. In today's Academic Minute, St. John Fisher College's Hemant Sashittal details how certain brands are using Snapchat to get in touch with a younger audience.
March 31, 2016
Can risky behaviors as a teen predict what kind of father a boy will be? In today's Academic Minute, Northwestern University's Craig Garfield discusses how focusing on boys too may help prevent teen pregnancies.

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