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 13, 2016
The achievement gap in science can start early. In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Maryland Baltimore County’s F. Chris Curran explores why there’s a need to focus on early science learning.
December 13, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, F. Chris Curran, assistant professor of public policy at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, explores why there’s a need to focus on early science learning. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
December 12, 2016
Could continuous light make you age faster? In today’s Academic Minute, Leiden University’s Elaine Lucassen discusses the importance of the circadian rhythm on our natural processes.
December 9, 2016
New federal data show American universities awarded a record number of Ph.D.s in 2015.
December 9, 2016
If you’re feeling sad, have a few servings of veggies. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Warwick's Andrew Oswald says eating more fruits and vegetables can help boost your mood.
December 9, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Andrew Oswald, professor of economics and behavioral science at the University of Warwick, says eating more fruits and vegetables can help boost your mood. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
December 8, 2016
USA Funds, which was one of the country's largest guarantors of federal student loans when banks originated most such loans, announced Wednesday that it would transfer its guarantor operations to Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation and focus fully on its newfound role as a funder of college completion-related initiatives. Great Lakes will take over management of the nearly $50 billion in federally guaranteed student loans that remained in USA Funds' portfolio since a 2010 law effectively ended the bank-based Federal Family Educational Loan Program.
December 8, 2016
Everyone hates bag fees at the airport. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Kansas' Mazhir Arikan discusses whether bag fees may have some benefits as well.
December 8, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Mazhir Arikan, assistant professor in the school of business at the University of Kansas, discusses whether bag fees may have some benefits as well. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
December 7, 2016
Southern accreditor puts 10 colleges on probation, including Louisville for its governance problems, several for-profit art schools for financial woes and new University of Texas campus for an array of shortcomings.

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