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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January 3, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute, Rafael Narvaez, associate professor of sociology at Winona State University, explores the question of souls and our reality. Click here to catch up on episodes of the Academic Minute that we published over the holidays.
January 2, 2017
We’re losing part of our history. In today's Academic Minute, San Jose State University's Andrew Wood details a small part of Americana that’s becoming a thing of the past.
December 30, 2016
Signs of discrimination can be subtle. In today's Academic Minute, Indiana University's Mary Murphy delves into how women in STEM fields can feel a little left out.
December 29, 2016
Every day you’re becoming more and more like the people who are around you. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Chicago's Jack Gilbert details how the sharing of bacteria from person to person could make us healthier in the long run.
December 28, 2016
Do the clothes make the man? In today's Academic Minute, Yale University's Michael Kraus examines how what you wear can affect your job performance and social status.
December 27, 2016
Does being obese protect you from acquiring certain diseases? In today's Academic Minute, Boston University's Andrew Stokes tells us why this misconception can finally be put to rest.
December 26, 2016
Our country’s annual medical bill for treating anxiety is huge. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Illinois's Florin Dolcos delves into a new discovery that may trigger a new treatment for the millions of American suffering from this affliction.
December 21, 2016
After several iterations, a college at the University of Cincinnati develops an old-time concept -- a radio show -- to teach professors new techniques.
December 21, 2016
Can members of one race be more resilient than members of another? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Michigan's Shervin Assari explains why this might be.
December 21, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Shervin Assari, research investigator in the department of psychiatry at the University of Michigan, details the reasons why members of one race might be more resilient than members of another. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.

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