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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May 18, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Brian Primack, professor of medicine, pediatrics, and clinical and translational science at the University of Pittsburgh, asks whether being addicted to social media makes you more depressed. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
May 18, 2016
The Institute for Higher Education Policy is today releasing a series of papers that, taken together, are designed to point the way toward a more vibrant set of national data on student outcomes.
May 17, 2016
What makes the flow of a supervolcano travel so far from the eruption? In today's Academic Minute, the State University of New York at Buffalo's Greg Valentine examines whether speed or weight makes the flows travel great distances.
May 17, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Greg Valentine, professor in the department of geology at the University at Buffalo, examines whether speed or weight makes the flows travel great distances. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
May 17, 2016
Lorin Basden Arnold, dean of the College of Communication and Creative Arts at Rowan University, in New Jersey, has been appointed provost and vice president for academic affairs at the State University of New York at New Paltz.
May 17, 2016
Amherst College President Biddy Martin discusses the institution's efforts to attract and graduate low-income students.
May 17, 2016
The U.S. Education Department on Monday announced that it had chosen 44 colleges for an experiment in which they will be able to give Pell Grants to high school students participating in dual enrollment programs.
May 16, 2016
"Recruitment, Diversity and Success" is Inside Higher Ed's new print-on-demand compilation of articles. The booklet, which may be downloaded here, features articles on issues related to the recruitment of diverse student bodies and examples of institutional experiments and successes.
May 16, 2016
A new technique to treat ACL injuries may be on the way. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Missouri's James Cook describes how this new technique could lead to a more active lifestyle for those with repaired ACLs in their knees.
May 16, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, James Cook, professor of orthopedic surgery at the University of Missouri School of Medicine, describes how a new technique for repairing ACLs could lead to a more active lifestyle for those who tear the knee ligaments.

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