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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January 27, 2017
Laughing gas is used for more than laughing. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Connecticut's Nicholas Leadbeater discusses a use for this gas that might not immediately come to mind.
January 27, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute: Nicholas Leadbeater, associate professor of chemistry at the University of Connecticut, discusses a use for laughing gas that might not immediately come to mind. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
January 26, 2017
The University of Oregon will not remove the name of its founder from the oldest building on the campus despite his historical ties to slavery, officials announced Wednesday.
January 26, 2017
School shootings affect all students differently. In today's Academic Minute, Louisiana State University's Louis-Philippe Beland explores how graduation rates and other factors are altered by these tragedies.
January 26, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute, Louis-Philippe Beland, assistant professor of economics at Louisiana State University, explores how graduation rates and other factors are altered by school shootings. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
January 25, 2017
Your body may be all you need to combat HIV. In today's Academic Minute, Michigan State University's Yong-Hui Zheng explores how studying a group of patients known as the Elite Controllers may unlock the secret to HIV resistance.
January 24, 2017
Have something to say about the inauguration? Our Cartoon Caption Contest provides an opportunity -- click here to submit a caption for this month's cartoon. Click here to choose your favorite from among the three finalists for last month's contest.
January 24, 2017
Education is always an important topic. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Southern California's Martin Krieger examines the work of professors.
January 24, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute, Martin Krieger, professor of planning at the University of Southern California, examines the work of professors. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
January 23, 2017
Survey aims to identify who leads digital learning strategies at colleges and universities -- and what they think.

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