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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August 28, 2015
Tomorrow marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. In today's Academic Minute, Winthrop University's Jeannie Haubert examines the current state of recovery in New Orleans.
August 27, 2015
In terms of gaining meaningful information, personal interviews remain extremely important. In today's Academic Minute, Franklin Pierce University's Donna Decker analyzes the importance of personal interviews.
August 26, 2015
Human behavior is impacting climate change. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Alberta's Rolf Vinebrook discusses his research focusing on inland lakes.
August 26, 2015
Rutgers University is investigating whether its head football coach violated National Collegiate Athletic Association or other rules by sending email to a professor about the status of a player who faces possible academic ineligibility, NJ Advance Media reported.
August 25, 2015
Nabil S. Abu-Ghazaleh, president of West Los Angeles College, in California, has been named president of Grossmont College, also in California. Matt Dane Baker, executive dean of the College of Science, Health and the Liberal Arts at Philadelphia University, has been promoted to provost there.
August 25, 2015
The provost of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is resigning, The Chicago Tribune reported, two weeks after the university's chancellor announced her departure amid revelations that top administrators used private email accounts for official business and failed to turn over some
August 25, 2015
You might not realize the exceptionally vital role standardization plays in our daily lives. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Pittsburgh's Michael Spring discusses the importance of standardization.
August 24, 2015
Don’t put away your dustpan just yet -- housework has health benefits. In today's Academic Minute, Case Western Reserve University’s Kathy Wright touts the benefits of cleaning up.
August 21, 2015
The seasonal usage of mistletoe is better known than anything about the plant itself. In today's Academic Minute, part of Women in STEM Week, Indiana University's Elizabeth Skippington explores the darker side of the iconic holiday decoration.
August 21, 2015
This month's edition of "The Pulse" features Rodney Murray's impressions from Bb World 2015, Blackboard's annual user group meeting.


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