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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November 14, 2014
The discovery of a new species is always exciting. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Massachusetts' Cristina Cox Fernandes discusses the discovery of a new species of fish and the importance of continuing search, find and document new species.
November 14, 2014
As enrollments dip, so too do the number of college and university employees -- but disproportionately at for-profit institutions.
November 13, 2014
The jazz legend Dave Brubeck is noted for his incredible music skill as a pianist and bandleader, but his work as a civil rights activist doesn’t get nearly the attention it deserves. In today's Academic Minute, the University of the Pacific's Keith Hatschek is working to to change that.
November 12, 2014
We've come very close to an interstellar calamity. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Colorado at Boulder's Daniel Baker is studying the dangerous weather patterns of outer space. Baker is director of the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics and professor of astrophysical and planetary sciences and physics there. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.
November 11, 2014
Microscopic pathogens are all around us, working to make us sick. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Saskatchewan's Joseph Rubin is studying these superbugs and working to prevent a potentially deadly epidemic.
November 11, 2014
An accrediting official who has been caught in the crucible between encouraging experimentation and protecting aid funds proposes a way for new institutions to get access to federal aid, without "subterfuge."
November 11, 2014
Lynn Babington, dean of the School of Nursing at Fairfield University, has been promoted to senior vice president for academic affairs there.
November 10, 2014
We’re still in the infancy of neuroscience. In today's Academic Minute, George Washington University's Mohamad Koubeissi helps to unravel the mystery of the human brain and it’s incredible abilities.
November 10, 2014
Dozens of athletes at the University of Alaska at Fairbanks competed though they should have been ineligible, and the university's rule-breaking has drawn significant penalties from the National Collegiate Athletic Association.
November 7, 2014
Our Nov. 7 program begins with a look at the implications for higher education of the results of Tuesday's elections; Daniel Hurley of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and Vanderbilt University's Christopher Loss join Inside Higher Ed's Scott Jaschik and the moderator Casey Green to analyze the national and state outlooks. In our second segment, the University of Wisconsin's Aaron Brower and Michael Offerman, a consultant, discuss several major universities' recent embrace of competency-based academic programs.

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