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 9, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute, Jonathan Dinman, professor of cell biology and molecular genetics at the University of Maryland, explores a breakthrough against a dangerous pathogen. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
February 8, 2017
Michelle Behr, provost, senior vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college at Birmingham-Southern College, in Alabama, has been named chancellor of the University of Minnesota, Morris. Brendan Kelly, vice president for university advancement at University of West Florida, has been selected as chancellor of the University of South Carolina Upstate.
February 8, 2017
Is your brain to blame for your nicotine craving? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Texas at Dallas's Xiaosi Gu explores this question.
February 8, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute, Xiaosi Gu, assistant professor at the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas, explores the connection between the brain and nicotine cravings. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
February 7, 2017
The U.S. Senate today approved Betsy DeVos as the next secretary of education, as Vice President Pence cast the tie-breaking vote in her favor. The vote by a vice president to break a deadlock over a cabinet official was a first in U.S. history. Her nomination was strongly opposed by Democrats and ultimately by two Republicans senators.
February 7, 2017
Need to reduce your stress? Maybe the answer is in your yogurt. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Missouri's Elizabeth Bryda discusses probiotics and how they can help calm you down.
February 7, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute, Elizabeth Bryda, professor in the department of veterinary pathobiology at the University of Missouri, discusses probiotics and how they can help calm you down. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
February 6, 2017
In a new feature, we explain how Western Governors University revamped its system for helping students set up 30,000 assessments a month.
February 6, 2017
Boise State offers a Harvard Business School course (supplemented by Idaho university's own faculty experts) for credit to its students.
February 6, 2017
How much did you give in your last charitable donation? In today's Academic Minute, the University at Buffalo's Indranil Goswami explains why upping the default option could lead to higher donations for charities and nonprofits.

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