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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June 22, 2016
Economic equality between the sexes is improving, but we’re still not where we need to be. In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Vermont’s Stephanie Seguino says as more women are becoming employed, they also need more quality jobs.
June 22, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Stephanie Seguino, a professor in the department of economics at the University of Vermont, says that as more women are becoming employed, they also need more quality jobs. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
June 21, 2016
Has our current border patrol policy failed? In today's Academic Minute, Princeton University's Douglas Massey examines whether policies made to keep people out are actually keeping them in.
June 21, 2016
Time again for Inside Higher Ed's monthly Cartoon Caption Contest. To suggest a caption for this month's cartoon, which shines a spotlight on adjunct instructors, please click here. Click here to vote for your favorite among three great nominated best caption finalists for last month's cartoon.
June 21, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Douglas Massey, professor of sociology and public affairs at Princeton University, examines whether policies made to keep people out of the United States are actually keeping them in. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
June 20, 2016
June 20, 2016 -- The U.S. Education Department is releasing this week data that it wants to use to help judge the work of accreditors, based on a set of outcomes of the institutions the agencies accredit. Some highlights of the data are in the table below. Accreditor (No. of Institutions)
June 20, 2016
It pays to learn from your mistakes. In today's Academic Minute, Emory University's Samuel Sober explores which parts of our brain avoid making the same error twice.
June 20, 2016
Today in the Academic Minute, Samuel Sober, an assistant professor in the biology department at Emory University, explores which parts of our brain avoid making the same error twice. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
June 17, 2016
Does wisdom come from the mind or does the body have a part to play as well? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Chicago's Berthold Hoecker discusses how being in tune with both mind and body can make for a wiser individual.
June 17, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Berthold Hoecker, associate professor of music and the humanities at the University of Chicago, discusses how being in tune with both mind and body can make for a wiser individual. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.

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