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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February 26, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Nikos Solounias, professor of anatomy at the New York Institute of Technology, explains the evolution of the long-necked animal's iconic feature.
February 25, 2016
The definition of purity doesn’t change across cultures, but ideas about the processes of purification do. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Toronto's Spike W. S. Lee examines how different cultures consider purity … and morality.
February 25, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Spike W. S. Lee, associate professor at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, explores how different cultures consider purity … and morality. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
February 24, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute: David Hugh-Jones, senior lecturer in economics at University of East Anglia, explains his research into honesty across cultures. Find out more about the Academic Minute here.
February 24, 2016
If you’re looking for honesty, not all countries are alike. In today's Academic Minute, the University of East Anglia's David Hugh-Jones discusses his research into honesty across cultures.
February 23, 2016
James F. Conneely, senior consultant at Keeling & Associates and former president of Notre Dame University of Maryland, has been chosen as president of the University of Maine at Augusta. Melanie Corn, provost and senior vice president of academic affairs at California College of the Arts, has been appointed president of Columbus College of Art & Design, in Ohio.
February 23, 2016
How do you get medical samples from one place to another in places without roads? In today's Academic Minute, Johns Hopkins University's Timothy Amukele discusses the use of drones to help alleviate this problem.
February 23, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Timothy Amukele, assistant professor of pathology at Johns Hopkins University, explores the use of drones to help get medical samples from one place to another in places without roads.
February 22, 2016
Are you a slacktivist? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Pennsylvania's Sandra González-Bailón explores the rise of slacktivism online and whether it affects the real world.
February 22, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Sandra González-Bailón, assistant professor of communication at the University of Pennsylvania, explores the rise of slacktivism online and whether it affects the real world. Find out more about the Academic Minute here.

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