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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December 3, 2014
Prisoners face a unique set of health challenges. In today's Academic Minute, SUNY New Paltz's Eve Waltermaurer profiles the need to study criminology and health through an interdisciplinary lens.
December 2, 2014
The manner by which information travels on social media tends to corrode its accuracy. In today's Academic Minute, the University of North Carolina's Brian Southwell discusses the disparity of shared information on the Internet.
December 2, 2014
This month's edition of The Pulse podcast features the first part of a two-part interview with Jay Bhatt, the chief executive officer of Blackboard.
December 2, 2014
In the first of a two-part interview with The Pulse's Rodney Murray, Blackboard CEO Jay Bhatt discusses his company's pivot to focusing on student success.
December 1, 2014
Steve Hahn of the University of Wisconsin at Madison, plus Cole Clark and Mark Armstrong of Oracle Corp., join Casey Green, moderator of the THIS WEEK @ INSIDE HIGHER ED program, for a THIS WEEK Sponsor Postscript conversation about the Oracle Student Cloud and the critical role that Wisconsin and four other universities are playing in the design, development, and deployment of Oracle’s completely new SaaS-based Student Information System.
December 1, 2014
The University of Alabama at Birmingham is poised to shut down its football program this week, Sports Illustrated reported. The magazine, citing unidentifid sources, said the university plans to fire its athletics director and announce that it is discontinuing its football team, which qualified for a bowl game Saturday for the first time in a decade.
December 1, 2014
The animal kingdom is a frequent inspiration for engineers. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst's Alfred Crosby discusses how he has created a super-sticky adhesive modeled after the feet of a gecko.
November 26, 2014
Lately, the topic of immigration is in the news every single day. In today’s Academic Minute, we turn to history, as Jason Silverman of Winthrop University discusses Abraham Lincoln’s stances on the subject. Silverman, a specialist in the history of the Old South and Civil War, is the inaugural Ellison Capers Palmer Jr. Professor of History at Winthrop.
November 26, 2014
Mark T. Brainard, executive vice president at Delaware Technical Community College, has been selected as president there. D. Glen Cannon, president of Chattahoochee Valley Technical College, in Alabama, has been appointed as president of Gwinnett Technical College, in Georgia.
November 25, 2014
In today’s Academic Minute, the University at Albany's Allison D. Redlich profiles mental health courts.

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