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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September 20, 2017
Ross Alexander, vice chancellor for academic affairs at Indiana University-East, has been chosen as vice president for academic affairs and provost at the University of North Alabama.
September 20, 2017
No one wants their baby to be a picky eater. In today's Academic Minute, Keene State College's Rebecca Dunn explores what role a mother’s diet before and during breastfeeding can play in what their children find tasty.
September 20, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute: Rebecca Dunn, professor in the health science program at Keene State College, explores what role a mother’s diet before and during breastfeeding can play in what their children find tasty. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
September 19, 2017
An alumnus has donated $115 million to fund interdisciplinary research at Boston University, part of the institution's larger campaign to expand its focus on cross-cutting science in the biomedical sciences, engineering and medicine.
September 19, 2017
Incarceration of a father can have lasting impacts on a child’s schooling. In today's Academic Minute, Cornell University's Anna Haskins explores how this affects children in surprising ways.
September 19, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute: Anna Haskins, assistant professor of sociology at Cornell University, explores how having a father in prison affects children in surprising ways. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
September 18, 2017
Engaged fathers lead to better children, so how do we make this more of a reality? In today's Academic Minute, part of Parenting Week, Brigham Young University's Kevin Shafer explores which work policies and societal changes could help build better families.
September 18, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute, Kevin Shafer, assistant professor in the School of Social Work at Brigham Young University, delves into which work policies and societal changes could help develop more engaged fathers. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
September 15, 2017
This month’s edition of the Pulse podcast features an interview with Jim Chalex, vice president of product management at Blackboard. In the conversation with host Rodney B. Murray, Chalex discusses the company’s plans for Blackboard Learn and its learning platform, amid other topics.
September 15, 2017
Should you use Wikipedia in the classroom? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Illinois at Chicago's Zachary McDowell discusses this common question.

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