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 10, 2015
Francis J. Felser, executive vice president and chief administrative officer at Bryant & Stratton College, in New York, has been promoted to president and chief executive officer there.
November 10, 2015
Come on, put that work aside and have a little fun: play our Cartoon Caption Contest.
November 10, 2015
Not all medical treatments are created equal. In today's Academic Minute, Temple University's Miriam Solomon tells us how precision medicine may change how certain diseases are treated.
November 9, 2015
Immigrants can be portrayed as criminals in the public sphere. In today's Academic Minute, Christopher Salas-Wright of the University of Texas explains how his research undercuts that mischaracterization.
November 9, 2015
The Association for the Study of Higher Education gave Inside Higher Ed its special merit award Friday, at the research group's annual meeting in Denver.
November 9, 2015
Study's preliminary findings suggest that teaching quality and academic rigor are not necessarily stronger at prestigious institutions.
November 6, 2015
What do comic novels and medical literature have in common? In today's Academic Minute, Queensborough Community College's Kathleen Alves explains how these very different forms of literature came to prominence at the same time.
November 5, 2015
The union representing professors at the California State University System have voted to authorize a strike if faculty and administrative leaders cannot reach agreement on a pay raise.
November 5, 2015
Voters in Colorado's Pueblo County on Tuesday approved the creation of a college scholarship that will be supported through a tax on marijuana sales, The Denver Post reported. The tax is expected to raise about $3.5 million a year to endow a grant for high school students from the area who attend one of the two public colleges nearby, Pueblo Community College and Colorado State University-Pueblo.
November 5, 2015
Are you a musical omnivore? In today's Academic Minute, Paul Elvers of the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics explores how social origins don’t always predict musical taste.

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