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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May 14, 2015
As our lifespans continually increase, unforeseen problems are arising. In today's Academic Minute, Chapman University's Georgiana Bostean describes the crises currently being faced in the field of elder care.
May 13, 2015
This universe of ours is pretty big, and it might be bigger than we think. In today's Academic Minute, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Heidi Newberg discusses her study of the size of the galaxy.
May 12, 2015
The nature of your surroundings might dictate your desires. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Utah's Ryan Schacht explains how our reproductive goals relate to availability.
May 12, 2015
Two small two-year institutions in northwest Ohio craft plan to combine key administrative positions to save money. Officials say no merger is planned -- but faculty leaders are skeptical.
May 12, 2015
Trey Berry, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Southern Arkansas University, has been promoted to president there. Bruce E. Bursten, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and former dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, has been selected as provost at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
May 11, 2015
Do you always understand exactly what you’re signing? In today's Academic Minute, St. John's University's Jeff Sovern discusses the contracts we all tend to sign without really reading.
May 8, 2015
Translation doesn’t always accurately convey the original writer’s intent. In today's Academic Minute, Vassar College's Kathleen Hart discusses the nature of creating meaningful translations.
May 8, 2015
Many of the findings of the newest report by Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce will surprise exactly no one. The study, on the economic value of various college majors, analyzes the wages of 137 disciplinary areas, and finds, among other things, that:
May 8, 2015
The days when advanced degrees went hand in hand with childlessness appear to be disappearing. A study released Thursday by the Pew Research Center finds that just 20 percent of women with a Ph.D. or an M.D. are remaining childless, down from 35 percent in 1994. Pew was unable to provide a figure for Ph.D. recipients alone. The study, based on U.S.
May 7, 2015
New tools are helping archaeologists better preserve their findings. In today's Academic Minute, Saint Anselm College's Mary Kate Donais describes her work with x-ray fluorescent technology that is very useful at dig sites.

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