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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March 23, 2016
The governor of Kansas signed legislation Tuesday that will bar public colleges in the state from requiring student groups to accept members who don't share their core beliefs, The Topeka Capital-Journal reported.
March 22, 2016
College hockey programs are deeply divided over a proposed National Collegiate Athletic Association rule that would lower to 20 the maximum age of incoming freshman players, The New York Times reports.
March 22, 2016
The Lambda Chi Alpha national fraternity has suspended its chapter at Southern Methodist University for at least five years for multiple "health and safety" rules violations that it declined to identify, angering the group's members, The Dallas Morning News reported.
March 22, 2016
Every day you’re becoming more and more like the people around you. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Chicago's Jack Gilbert explains how the sharing of bacteria from person to person could make us healthier in the long run.
March 22, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Jack Gilbert, associate professor in the department of ecology and evolution at the University of Chicago, details how the sharing of bacteria from person to person could make us healthier in the long run. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
March 21, 2016
Inspired by findings of bias at the K-12 level, a study sought to see if higher ed officials would impose harsher penalties on hypothetical black students than on white ones.
March 21, 2016
Life for migrants is not easy, and it can be even harder on the LGBT community. In today's Academic Minute, Rutgers University's Edward Alessi details the hardships these groups face during their relocation.
March 21, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Edward Alessi, assistant professor in the School of Social Work at Rutgers University, details the hardships these groups face during their relocation. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
March 18, 2016
David W. Andrews, dean and professor of Johns Hopkins University School of Education, in Maryland, has been named president of National University, in California. Ronald Chesbrough, president of St. Charles Community College, in Missouri, has been selected as president of Cazenovia College, in New York.
March 18, 2016
Your level of self-control could be tied to the amount of sleep you had last night. In today's Academic Minute, Clemson University's June Pilcher explores how getting an appropriate amount of shut-eye could lead to better choices during the daytime.

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