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 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.
February 22, 2016
The Utah Legislature did not initiate a highly unusual audit of the University of Utah's athletics programs to try to get the university to reverse its decision last month to drop in-state rival Brigham Young University from the schedule of its men's basketball team, the lawmakers responsible for the audit told The Salt Lake Tribune.
February 19, 2016
Communication is a big component in the health of mother-daughter relationships. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Missouri's Haley Kranstuber Horstman details how telling their stories to their mothers can help daughters through rough periods in their lives.
February 19, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Haley Horstman, assistant professor of interpersonal and family communication at the University of Missouri, details how telling their stories to their mothers can help daughters through rough periods in their lives.
February 19, 2016
Marvell Technology Group has agreed to pay Carnegie Mellon University $750 million to settle a patent lawsuit the university filed against the company in 2009, the university announced.
February 18, 2016
Does a deeper voice lead to better chances of reproducing for male howler monkeys? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Utah's Leslie Knapp determines that female howler monkeys might want to stay away from the Barry Whites of the bunch.

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