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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June 1, 2016
Your brain’s janitor may get worse as you age. In today's Academic Minute, Oregon Health and Science University's Jeff Iliff discusses how the brain’s cleaning process may be hindered as we get older, and could trigger diseases such as Alzheimer’s.
June 1, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute: Jeff Iliff, an assistant professor and vice chair for research in the department of anesthesiology and perioperative medicine at Oregon Health and Science University, discusses how the brain’s cleaning process may be hindered as we get older, and could be a trigger for diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
June 1, 2016
Private student loans could function more effectively -- and be a more useful tool for helping students pay for postsecondary education -- if lenders made them using criteria such as institutional quality and the likely return on a student's investment rather than credit scores and co-signers, the authors of a new report from the American Enterprise Institute argue.
June 1, 2016
Dowling College on Tuesday joined the ranks of small independent institutions that could not overcome economic downturns, demographic changes, and some questionable management. The private college on Long Island announced its immediate closure after a last-ditch effort to form an alliance with another college apparently failed. The institution has had 7 leaders in 12 years, and its enrollment had fallen by more than half (to about 2,000) since 2009.
May 31, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute: Also, if you missed Monday's Academic Minute, on how improving lifestyle behaviors in HIV patients could help mitigate the risk of these diseases, please click here. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
May 31, 2016
How does aspirin work in your body? In today's Academic Minute, Cornell University's Daniel Klessig examines how this widely used drug goes about its work. Klessig is a professor at Cornell's Boyce Thompson Institute. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.
May 30, 2016
People with HIV are living longer than ever before, but secondary illnesses could be an issue. In today's Academic Minute, Case Western Reserve University's Allison Webel discusses how improving lifestyle behaviors in HIV patients could help mitigate the risk of these diseases.
May 27, 2016
Does the mass media’s coverage of obesity affect how we perceive others? In today's Academic Minute, Chapman University's David Frederick says how we frame the national discussion of obesity can have a big influence on those suffering from it.
May 27, 2016
Today in the Academic Minute: David Frederick, assistant professor in the department of psychology at Chapman University, says how we frame the national discussion of obesity can have a big influence on those suffering from it. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
May 27, 2016
In this month's edition of The Pulse podcast, host Rodney B. Murray celebrates his 10th anniversary with a discussion of the history of podcasting, his own experiences with the format, and a how-to guide.

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