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 19, 2015
The University of North Carolina's Board of Governors announced Friday that Thomas G. Ross would leave his job as the system's president early next year, and its failure to explain the reasons for Ross's departure prompted assertions that he was forced out. Ross was appointed president in 2010, just as Republicans first began making significant gains in North Carolina's traditionally Democratically controlled legislature.
January 16, 2015
On our Jan. 16 program, Gail Mellow of LaGuardia Community College and Robert Kelchen of Seton Hall University join Inside Higher Ed's Scott Jaschik and "This Week" moderator Casey Green to analyze the Obama administration's proposal to make community college free nationally. And in our other segment, two former college presidents and foundation officials, William G. Bowen and Eugene M. Tobin, discuss their recent book urging a reboot of academic governance.
January 15, 2015
The more we learn about human sexuality, the more complicated it seems. In today's Academic Minute, Brock University's Anthony Bogaert chronicles an often-overlooked section of human sexuality: asexuality.
January 15, 2015
Discussion of presidential executive orders has proved to be a recurring topic of late. In today's Academic Minute, Gettysburg College's Shirley Anne Warshaw provides a historical analysis of this political process.
January 14, 2015
Inside Higher Ed is an independent journalism organization. The journalistic independence is critical in ensuring the fairness and thoroughness of our higher education coverage. Inside Higher Ed Inc. is owned by its three founders, other individual investors, and Quad Partners, a private equity firm that invests in the education space. Quad purchased a controlling share of Inside Higher Ed in November 2014 from a group of venture capital firms that invested in the company originally a decade earlier.
January 14, 2015
When a revolution occurs and the acting government of a nation is overthrown, what happens next? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Scranton's Mike Allison discusses the aftereffects of revolution and his research on the effectiveness of newly instated governments.
January 14, 2015
Hugh Brady, professor of medicine and healthcare strategy and president emeritus at University College Dublin, in Ireland, has been appointed as vice chancellor and president of the University of Bristol, in England.
January 13, 2015
Duke University ignored a graduate student's warnings about possible misconduct in the lab of a cancer researcher, years before the case exploded into public view, The Cancer Letter reported. The newsletter published documents showing that a medical student, Bradford Perez, tried to inform campus administrators about statistical anomalies in studies produced in the lab of Anil Potti, a cancer researcher. But university officials discouraged Perez from filing a formal complaint, the newsletter reported.
January 13, 2015
Students who received privately funded scholarships were more likely than similarly qualified peers who did not to enroll in four-year rather than two-year colleges and to remain enrolled into their second year, according to a randomized study described in a paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research.
January 12, 2015
You’ll be amazed at what you hear when you listen closely. In today's Academic Minute, Cornell University's Kim Haines-Eitzen analyzes educational depth of acoustic soundscapes.

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