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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February 13, 2017
Are you having déjà vu? In today's Academic Minute, Akira O’Connor of the University of St. Andrews discusses a new insight into this mysterious phenomenon.
February 10, 2017
How do you get children to fess up to bad behavior? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Michigan's Craig Smith explores how reacting positively might help increase confessions.
February 10, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute, Craig Smith, research investigator at the University of Michigan, explores how reacting positively might help increase confessions. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
February 10, 2017
Inside Higher Ed's Cartoon Caption Contest offers you multiple ways to participate. Get creative and suggest a caption for this month's cartoon by clicking here, or click here to vote for your favorite from among three finalists chosen by our panel of judges.
February 9, 2017
A federal appeals court ruled today to keep in place a temporary restraining order barring the Trump administration from enforcing an executive order barring entry into the U.S. for nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries. The decision, which came in a lawsuit filed by the attorney general of Washington State, is a defeat for the Trump administration, which is expected to appeal it to the U.S. Supreme Court.
February 9, 2017
This month’s edition of the Pulse podcast features an interview with Yermie Cohen, co-founder and CEO of Memorang, a free digital study tool for students.
February 9, 2017
This month’s edition of the Pulse podcast features an interview with Yermie Cohen, co-founder and CEO of Memorang, a free digital study tool for students.
February 9, 2017
Is there a vaccine on the way for a weaponized virus from the Cold War? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Maryland's Jonathan Dinman explores a breakthrough against a dangerous pathogen.
February 9, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute, Jonathan Dinman, professor of cell biology and molecular genetics at the University of Maryland, explores a breakthrough against a dangerous pathogen. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
February 8, 2017
Michelle Behr, provost, senior vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college at Birmingham-Southern College, in Alabama, has been named chancellor of the University of Minnesota, Morris. Brendan Kelly, vice president for university advancement at University of West Florida, has been selected as chancellor of the University of South Carolina Upstate.

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