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 18, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, June Pilcher, professor in the department of psychology at Clemson University, explores how getting an appropriate amount of sleep could lead to better choices during the day. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
March 17, 2016
The oceans are changing with the climate and human intervention. In today's Academic Minute, Clarkson University's Andrew A. David discusses these changes and how they affect the species within.
March 17, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Andrew David, assistant professor of biology at Clarkson University, informs us how climate and human interventions are affecting oceans and the species that live in them. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
March 16, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, the University of Michigan's Jun Li discusses how our brains are also on their own 24-hour clock. Li is an associate professor in Michigan's Department of Human Genetics. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.
March 16, 2016
The news cycle isn’t the only 24-hour cycle we see. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Michigan's Jun Li discusses how our brains are also on their own 24-hour clock.
March 15, 2016
Augustine (Austin) O. Agho, dean of the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, has been selected as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Old Dominion University, in Virginia.
March 15, 2016
What caused the spread of humans across the globe? In today's Academic Minute, the University of York's Penny Spikins details how emotions may be at the root of human expansion to new territories.
March 15, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Penny Spikins, senior lecturer in the archaeology of human origins at the University of York, details how emotions may be at the root of human expansion to new territories. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
March 14, 2016
HIV cases in people over 50 are on the rise. In today's Academic Minute, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine's Ilene Warner-Maron explains why older adults may not appreciate the risks as much as the younger generation.
March 14, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Ilene Warner-Maron, clinical assistant professor in the department of psychology at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, explains why older adults may not appreciate the risks as much as the younger generation. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.

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