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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September 19, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Claire Vallotton, associate professor in the department of human development and family studies at Michigan State University, examines what effect a good dad can have on kids. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
September 19, 2016
George Washington University announced Saturday that it was dismissing its men's basketball coach, Mike Lonergan, amid charges that he had verbally abused players and acted irrationally.
September 19, 2016
Paine College announced on Saturday that it would sue the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools after its college commission rejected Paine's appeal of SACS' June decision to strip the college's accreditation.
September 16, 2016
Not all birds face the same risks when leaving the nest. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Missouri's Julianna Jenkins explores the survival rates of two types of birds as they venture out on their own.
September 16, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Julianna Jenkins, postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Missouri, explores the survival rates of two types of birds as they venture out on their own. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
September 15, 2016
Sept. 14, 2016 -- Today marks the release of Inside Higher Ed's new print-on-demand compilation, "Seeking a Competitive Advantage." The articles explore the many ways colleges seek to position themselves in a competitive, changing environment. You may download the booklet, free, here.
September 15, 2016
Are millennials more sexually active than previous generations? In today's Academic Minute, San Diego State University's Jean Twenge explores if social media and other factors have led to a rise in sexual exploration among youth.
September 15, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Jean Twenge, professor of psychology at San Diego State University, explores if social media and other factors have led to a rise in sexual exploration among youth. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
September 14, 2016
We like choosing for ourselves -- but how about for others? In today's Academic Minute, Northeastern University's Mary Steffel examines why people pass the buck when it comes to making decisions.
September 14, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Mary Steffel, assistant professor of marketing at Northeastern University, examines why people pass the buck when it comes to making decisions. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.

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