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 28, 2015
Droughts have been in the news a great deal of late.  In today's Academic Minute, Columbia University's A. Park Williams discusses how his work on trees has helped him learn a great deal about droughts in the process.
May 27, 2015
Just 24 of 230 big-time athletics programs at public universities meet the National Collegiate Athletic Association's definition of financially self-sufficient, USA Today reported in its annual analysis of the economics of Division I sports programs. The NCAA defines sports departments as self-sufficient if the money they generate (excluding student fees and direct university and government subsidies) exceeds what they spend.
May 27, 2015
Under pressure from cancer prevention groups and members of Congress, some colleges are moving to bar their students from using their campus-provided debit cards to get a fake tan, The Boston Globe reported. The newspaper's report notes that tanning beds are popping up in some off-campus apartments, and that some colleges let students pay for the service with their campus cash cards.
May 27, 2015
Blueberries are delicious, but aside from their palatable flavor, eating them comes with some great health benefits. In today's Academic Minute, Florida State University's Sarah Johnson touts the  benefits of consuming blueberries.
May 27, 2015
Rick Brewer, vice president of student affairs and athletics at Charleston Southern University, in South Carolina, has been chosen as president of Louisiana College. Paul Drayton Jr., Burlington County administrator, in New Jersey, has been selected as president of Burlington County College, also in New Jersey.
May 26, 2015
A federal appeals court on Friday ordered the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore to defend itself on charges that it retaliated against a female police officer because she accused a colleague of sexually harassing her. The U.S.
May 26, 2015
Discussions of climate change are everywhere. In today's Academic Minute, Michael Rawlins of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst explores climate change in the context of last winter, one of the coldest on record for the northeastern United States.
May 25, 2015
Is the history we’re presented actually accurate? In today's Academic Minute, American Military University's Jon Mikolashek critiques false historical narratives.
May 22, 2015
How personal was your college experience? In today's Academic Minute, Hamilton College's Daniel F. Chambliss discusses the nature of college experiences.
May 21, 2015
We're a little late this month with our monthly Cartoon Caption Contest. You can play in multiple ways. Submit a caption for this month's cartoon here. Vote for your favorite here from among the three nominees chosen by the panel of judges for our March cartoon.


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