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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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.
September 28, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute: Stephanie Pfirman, professor of environmental sciences at Barnard College, explores whether making a game of it will help spread the information. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
September 27, 2016
Turn off the lights. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Connecticut's Richard Stevens examines the effects of electric light on our circadian rhythms.
September 27, 2016
Inside Higher Ed and its editors, Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman, have been awarded the 2017 Robert Zemsky Medal for Innovation in Higher Education by the University of Pennsylvania's Executive Doctorate in Higher Education Management program. The award announcement states, "IHE has been a game changer in the media market by increasing reader accessibility to higher education news, diversifying the audience and raising awareness about this sector of education."
September 26, 2016
The search for the Holy Grail of planets continues. In today's Academic Minute, San Francisco State University's Stephen Kane scours the universe for Earth-like rocks.
September 26, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute: Stephen Kane, associate professor in the department of physics & astronomy at San Francisco State University, scours the universe for Earth-like rocks. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
September 23, 2016
Governor Matt Bevin of Kentucky exceeded his authority in unilaterally cutting the budgets of the state's community colleges and universities last spring, the state's Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
September 23, 2016
What used to be simple may now be more complex. In today's Academic Minute: the University of Southern California's Martin Krieger explains that as we look deeper into what we thought we knew, new details emerge.

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