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 18, 2015
Networking with your colleagues can be an onerous task. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Toronto's Tiziana Casciaro discusses the nature of networking and the resultant feelings.
June 17, 2015
House spending bill would block rating system, gainful employment and other regulations, provide funding increases for NIH and TRIO programs.
June 17, 2015
The new president of the University of Texas at Austin said Tuesday that he would commission an independent review of the academic services the Longhorn sports programs provide to athletes, in the wake of a highly critical news report alleging that players received improper academic help.
June 17, 2015
What can gestational diabetes tell us? In today's Academic Minute, Lisa Chasan-Taber of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst discusses how the condition manifests itself later in life.
June 16, 2015
Thawing carbon in the arctic is presenting some potential problems. In today's Academic Minute, Florida State University's Rob Spencer is studying permafrost.
June 16, 2015
An Education Department report urges the panel that advises the education secretary on accreditation issues to terminate federal recognition of the agency that accredits nursing programs and schools, known as the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.
June 15, 2015
Today, we celebrate the 800th birthday of the signing of the Magna Carta. In today's Academic Minute, Seton Hall University's Robert Pallitto helps us celebrate the famed document’s legacy. Pallitto is a political science professor at Seton Hall and a former public interest lawyer. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.
June 12, 2015
Heartbreak is often cited as direct inspiration for art. In today's Academic Minute, SUNY New Paltz's Lisa A. Phillips discusses the effect unrequited love has on inspiration.
June 11, 2015
“Evolving Learning for the New Digital Era” is the latest in our series of print-on-demand booklets. Articles focus on changing methods of teaching and learning -- and the strategies used by different institutions. You may download the free booklet here.
June 11, 2015
A U.S. Senate appropriations subcommittee approved legislation Wednesday that would keep funding for the National Science Foundation in the 2016 fiscal year at its 2015 level.


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