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 26, 2017
This is Best of Week on the Academic Minute. For the President’s Choice Award, Damon Coletta, professor of political science at the U.S. Air Force Academy, delved into whether a focus on liberal education can help America’s leadership in the world. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.
December 25, 2017
This is Best of Week on the Academic Minute. For the Best Communications Segment Award, Christian Kiewitz, professor in management at the University of Dayton, discusses how a vicious cycle can damage the work place. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.
December 22, 2017
How do we reduce eating disorders in women? In today's Academic Minute, part of Cornell College Week on the program, Melinda Green discusses how to fight against the "thin ideal" by sharing stories with other women.
December 22, 2017
Kimberly Beatty, vice chancellor for instructional services and chief academic officer at Houston Community College, in Texas, has been appointed chancellor of Metropolitan Community College, in Kansas.
December 22, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute, part of Cornell College Week on the program, Melinda Green, assistant professor of psychology at Cornell, in Iowa, discusses how to fight against the "thin ideal" by sharing stories with other women. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
December 21, 2017
Video games might improve your next surgical procedure. In today's Academic Minute, part of Cornell College Week on the program, Brian Johns explains how virtual reality environments can help doctors practice when real life does not allow.
December 21, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute, part of Cornell College Week on the program, Brian Johns, assistant professor of engineering at Cornell, explains how virtual reality environments can help doctors practice when real life does not allow. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
December 20, 2017
The stories reporters write and the stories politicians want written are not always the same. In today's Academic Minute, part of Cornell College Week, Hans Hassell explores this issue.
December 20, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute, part of Cornell College Week on the program, Hans Hassell, assistant professor of politics at Cornell, in Iowa, explores the disconnect between the stories reporters write and the stories politicians want written. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
December 20, 2017
The nonprofit New Media Consortium stunned many academics and educational technology partisans Monday by announcing via email that it was shutting down immediately. The email blamed the closure, insolvency and Chapter 7 bankruptcy on what it called "apparent errors and omissions by its former controller and chief financial officer."

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