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 21, 2017
Are you telling your doctor enough about yourself? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Florida's Melissa Armstrong explores shared decision making and how it can affect your health.
March 21, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute, Melissa Armstrong, assistant professor in the department of neurology at the University of Florida, explores shared decision making and how it can affect your health. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
March 20, 2017
March 10, 2017 -- Our latest print-on-demand compilation, "The Evolving Quest for Student Success," is now available. You may download the booklet, free, here.
March 20, 2017
Does the local weather determine if you believe in global warming? In today's Academic Minute, George Washington University's Michael Mann discusses the difference between climate and weather and how it affects our beliefs.
March 20, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute, Michael Mann, assistant professor in the department of geography at George Washington University, discusses the difference between climate and weather and how it affects our beliefs. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
March 17, 2017
Zombies have bitten into popular culture over the last decade. In today's Academic Minute, Bryant University's Brian Blais examines where the fiction ends and the reality of disease epidemics begins.
March 17, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute, Brian Blais, professor of science and technology at Bryant University, examines where the fiction ends and the reality of disease epidemics begins. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
March 17, 2017
We hear there's another competition going on this month, but that's no reason not to play Inside Higher Ed's Cartoon Caption Contest.
March 17, 2017
The Trump administration on Thursday withdrew 2015 guidance issued by the Obama administration that barred student loan guarantee agencies from charging collection fees to defaulted borrowers who start repaying their loans quickly.
March 16, 2017
Richard A. Carvajal, interim president of Darton State College, in Georgia, has been named president of Valdosta State University, also in Georgia.

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