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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October 3, 2016
Did Homo erectus walk as we do today? In today's Academic Minute, Kevin Hatala of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology explores whether the feet of our ancestors resemble our own.
October 3, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Kevin Hatala, postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, determines whether the feet of our ancestors resemble our own. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
September 30, 2016
You write what you read. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Florida's Yellowlees Douglas examines if reading more polished writing can make you a better writer.
September 30, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Yellowlees Douglas, associate professor at the Center for Management Communication at the University of Florida, examines if reading more polished writing can make you a better writer. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
September 29, 2016
This month’s episode of the “Pulse” podcast features an interview with Randy Swearer, vice president of education experiences at Autodesk.
September 29, 2016
This month's edition of Inside Higher Ed's technology podcast features an interview with Randy Swearer of Autodesk.
September 29, 2016
Do you fidget while you sit? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Missouri's Jaume Padilla discusses whether this sometimes annoying activity can actually keep you healthier.
September 29, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Jaume Padilla, assistant professor of nutrition at the University of Missouri, discusses whether this sometimes annoying activity can actually keep you healthier. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
September 28, 2016
Scott Davidson, deputy vice chancellor at the University of Lincoln, in Britain, has been selected as vice chancellor at Newman University, also in Britain.
September 28, 2016
New ways of communicating the effects of climate change are needed. In today's Academic Minute, Barnard College's Stephanie Pfirman explores whether making a game of it will help spread the information.

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