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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July 5, 2016
Selective attention is a key practice to help us process our busy world. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Toronto's Eric Taylor discusses the two modes of information selecting we use and whether they’re automatic.
July 5, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Eric Taylor, postdoctoral research fellow in the department of psychology at the University of Toronto, discusses the two modes of information selecting we use and whether they’re automatic. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
July 5, 2016
Governor Bruce Rauner of Illinois signed legislation last week that will fund the state's public colleges and universities and the state's student grant program through the fall -- but does little to ensure long-term stability of state support, the Quad-City Times reported.
July 4, 2016
What do the humanities have to teach the business sector? In today's Academic Minute, Franklin & Marshall College's Jeff Nesteruk describes the power of stories and why businesses need to tell better ones to survive in today’s environment.
July 1, 2016
Karin Hilgersom, president of Sullivan County Community College, in New York, has been appointed president of Truckee Meadows Community College, in Nevada. David A. Hoag, senior vice president for university advancement at Trinity International University, in Illinois, has been chosen as president of Warner University, in Florida.
July 1, 2016
Do virtues or vices make for a more influential politician? In today's Academic Minute, Leanne ten Brinke of the University of California, Berkeley, describes how these different factors affect the political elite.
July 1, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Leanne ten Brinke, Banting Postdoctoral Fellow in the Haas School of Business and Department of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, describes how vices and virtues affect the political elite. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
June 30, 2016
Richard Bailey Jr., dean of students at the School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, has been chosen as president of Northern New Mexico College. John Cook, vice president of academic affairs at Manchester Community College, in New Hampshire, has been selected as president of Springfield Technical Community College, in Massachusetts.
June 30, 2016
The sounds of a city can be just as distinct as its skyline. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Southern California's Martin Krieger explores the noises that permeate the neighborhoods of Los Angeles.
June 30, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Martin Krieger, professor of planning at the University of Southern California, explores the noises that permeate the neighborhoods of Los Angeles. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.

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