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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July 18, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Gary Lewandowski, professor and department chair of psychology at Monmouth University, explores the science behind this question. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
July 15, 2016
The number of for-profit postsecondary institutions and the number of students they enroll are continuing to wither, according to data released by the U.S. Education Department's National Center for Education Statistics on Thursday.
July 15, 2016
The most stressful times in a mother’s life might be later than you think. In today's Academic Minute, Arizona State University's Suniya Luthar discusses when a mother might most want to take a kidless vacation.
July 15, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Suniya Luthar, foundation professor of psychology at Arizona State University, discusses when a mother might most want to take a kidless vacation. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
July 14, 2016
Is age just a number or does everyone follow the path of aging? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Chicago's Martha McClintock explores all facets of health and whether there are some surprising results.
July 14, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Martha McClintock, professor in the departments of comparative human development and psychology at the University of Chicago, takes a look at all the facets of health and whether there are some surprising results. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
July 14, 2016
The Higher Learning Commission placed MacMurray College on probation and extended the probation of Urbana University at the agency's June meeting, the accreditor announced. The president of MacMurray criticized the accreditor's action as "unjust," saying the agency failed to give the college sufficient time to fix problems created under a previous administration.
July 13, 2016
Health care needs don’t stop when you’re behind bars. In today's Academic Minute, Pennsylvania State University's Susan Loeb examines end-of-life care for those in prison.
July 13, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Susan Loeb, associate professor of nursing at Pennsylvania State University, examines end-of-life care for those in prison. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
July 13, 2016
It's time again for Inside Higher Ed’s monthly Cartoon Caption Contest. Click here to propose a caption for this month's cartoon. If you’d rather make yourself part of the democratic process, visit this page to choose your favorite from among the three finalists chosen by our panel of judges from the submissions for June’s drawing.

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