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 12, 2016
Holly Ayers, director of institutional effectiveness at Arkansas State University-Newport, has been promoted to vice chancellor for academic affairs there.
February 12, 2016
Indigenous people in Costa Rica are looking to have their history preserved. In today's Academic Minute, American Public University's Michelle Watts explores the uncertain future of many of these groups and their sacred sites in their Central American homeland.
February 12, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Michelle Watts, faculty director and assistant professor in the school of security and global studies at American Public University, explores the uncertain future of many indigenous groups and their sacred sites in their Central American homeland. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
February 12, 2016
Louisiana officials informed colleges in the state on Thursday that they would stop receiving the funds they need to cover their students' grants under the state's merit-based scholarship program, The Advocate reported.
February 11, 2016
How does an economist look at climate change? In today's Academic Minute, Georgia State University's Garth Heutel explains his research into the benefits and risks of solar geoengineering.
February 11, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Garth Heutel, assistant professor of economics at Georgia State University, explains his research into the benefits and risks of solar geoengineering. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
February 11, 2016
This month's Cartoon Caption Contest on Inside Higher Ed has a Valentine's Day theme -- please suggest a caption or read those submitted by other readers.
February 11, 2016
The House of Representatives approved legislation Wednesday that would require the National Science Foundation to provide written justification for how every grant furthers the "national interest."
February 10, 2016
Obama administration's last budget blueprint has something for everyone -- low-income students, cancer researchers, community colleges, minority-serving institutions. But it's a nonstarter in Congress.
February 10, 2016
The electric car has yet to hit the mainstream. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Bath's Pierre McDonagh explores the steps needed to get electric vehicles in more driveways.

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