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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October 27, 2015
Our need to be social starts at birth. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Notre Dame's Darcia Narvaez informs us that receiving companionship as an infant can lead to emotional well-being as an adult.
October 27, 2015
Two university associations plan to recognize institutions that engage in campuswide activity aimed at assessing and improving student learning, for the sake of internal improvement rather than accountability.
October 26, 2015
John Fennebresque, whose tenure as chairman of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors was marked by unhappiness over his brusque and secretive style and capped by the controversial selection of Margaret Spellings as the system's president, resigned Monday, UNC announced.
October 26, 2015
The eyes are the window to the soul … and the brain? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Cape Town's Llewellyn Padayachy discusses a new way to examine this key part of our anatomy.
October 23, 2015
A dislike button is in the works for Facebook. In today's Academic Minute, Cabrini College's Felicity Duncan explains why changing demographics are altering the company’s stance.
October 22, 2015
The National Labor Relations Board -- voting 3 to 1 -- agreed Wednesday to reconsider whether graduate teaching assistants at private universities are entitled to collective bargaining.
October 22, 2015
Can medication typically used to treat a specific illness be effective in treating other illnesses, too? In today's Academic Minute, Lancaster University's Christian Holscher shows that certain treatments may be effective in a wide range of afflictions.
October 22, 2015
Christopher A. Capuano, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Fairleigh Dickinson University, in New Jersey, has been chosen as president there.
October 21, 2015
Eight colleges and universities have been chosen to participate in a pilot project designed to create new ways to reflect students' academic and other performance.
October 21, 2015
A turtle’s shell is iconic, but we’re not sure how it evolved. In today's Academic Minute, Gaberiel Bever of New York Institute of Technology explains how new fossils are bringing more understanding to how turtles got their turtle power.

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