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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October 29, 2014
In today's Academic Minute, the University of Missouri's Heidi Appel and Rex Cocroft demonstrate how plants can hear predators.
October 28, 2014
We’re not exactly sure what yawns are or why we yawn. We know they’re contagious, but we’re still working out all the other details. In today's Academic Minute, the State University of New York at Oneonta's Andrew Gallup posits that yawns are a mechanism designed to cool the brain.
October 27, 2014
Documenting state disinvestment in public higher ed (and especially community colleges), think tank report urges new federal-state "compact."  
October 27, 2014
The climb toward equality continues in the LGBT community. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Cape Town's Alexandra Müller chronicles the plight of LGBT patients in the health care arena.
October 24, 2014
On our Oct. 24 program, the University of Minnesota's Nancy Sims joined Editor Scott Jaschik and the moderator Casey Green to discuss the implications for librarians and professors of a federal appeals court's decision about colleges' use of copyrighted materials in electronic reserves. And in our other segment, the University of Wisconsin at Madison's Craig Roberts weighed in on how colleges are -- and should be -- reacting (and not overreacting) to the threat of the Ebola virus.
October 24, 2014
State officials in Montana and administrators at Stanford University are looking into whether a project by researchers at Stanford and Dartmouth College may have inappropriately deceived voters, the Associated Press reported. Some voters in Montana received a flyer in the mail this week -- which looked to many like official election material because it contained the state seal -- that rated judicial candidates on a scale of "more liberal" to "more conservative."
October 24, 2014
The University of California at Santa Barbara is expected today to announce a $65 million gift to its Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, The New York Times reported. The gift, from Charles T.
October 24, 2014
College athletes meet the definition of part-time worker under federal law just as federal work study participants do and should be paid at least minimum wage, a lawsuit filed in federal court this week alleges.
October 24, 2014
Sometimes you know what needs to be said, and you know why you need to say it – but putting it into words becomes an intractable path. In today's Academic Minute, Elms College's Dan Chelotti delves into writer’s block to quantify this difficulty so many of us have experienced.
October 23, 2014
Extinction is a very real threat for all species, not just the exotic creatures we're accustomed to picturing. In today's Academic Minute, Virginia Tech's Phillip Sponenberg profiles the issue of domestic extinction.

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