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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December 15, 2014
Do the people who surround you have a sizable impact on your mental health? In today's Academic Minute, Northern Arizona University's Steven Barger details the connection between depression and personal relationships.
December 12, 2014
On our December 12 program, Weill Cornell Medical College's Gregory Petsco and Kenneth Gibbs of the National Postdoctoral Association join Inside Higher Ed's Scott Jaschik and the moderator Casey Green to assess a new National Academies report on the troubled state of the postdoctoral research system. And since this is our last program of 2014, Inside Higher Ed's Doug Lederman joins Scott for a discussion of the year's most important stories (sexual assault, college athletics, the liberal arts) -- and a bit of crystal-ball gazing about what's likely to dominate the headlines in 2015.
December 12, 2014
The fear of death is one of the most gripping and palpable sensation humans feel. Stoic philosophers like Epictetus, however, have a different view of our inevitable end. In today's Academic Minute, Creighton University's William O. Stephens details the thinking of Stoic philosophers.
December 11, 2014
How deep does the mind/body connection go? In today's Academic Minute, Michigan State University's James Pivarnik profiles a specific correlation between hitting the gym and hitting the books.
December 11, 2014
Higher ed employees plan to retire later than other Americans, but a survey suggests they do more financial planning for that eventuality.
December 11, 2014
Jose Adames, vice president and dean of academic affairs at Dutchess Community College, part of the State University of New York System, has been selected as president of El Centro College, part of the Dallas County Community College District, in Texas.
December 10, 2014
Every commercial for new electronics is packed with flashy tech terminology meant to entice you into thinking you need this new device. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Surrey's Radu Sporea analyzes how we talk about technology and electronics.
December 10, 2014
Southern regional agency restores accreditation of Brewton-Parker College, while Norfolk State and four Education Management campuses draw scrutiny.
December 9, 2014
The Big Ten Conference announced Monday that it would punish member universities that fail to comply with its toughened standards on monitoring and preventing athletes' concussions, CBS Sports reported.
December 9, 2014
As a population, it seems we’re growing less and less trusting. In today's Academic Minute, San Diego State University's Jean M. Twenge is studying our growing suspicions.

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