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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May 12, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Vernon Barnes, assistant professor of pediatrics, nursing and graduate studies at Augusta University, explains how mindful eating may be a healthy way to lose weight. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
May 12, 2016
Latino students who attend highly selective colleges and universities graduate at significantly higher rates than their peers at other institutions, but just 12 percent of Latino students attend such colleges, according to a new report from Excelencia in Education. The report examines why students fare as they do at those institutions (hint: it has a lot to do with money) and recommends strategies colleges can adopt to improve the success of Latino students.
May 12, 2016
The interest rates on federal student loans will fall by about half a percentage point in the 2016-17 academic year, to the lowest point in history, based on the results of the Treasury Department's auction on 10-year notes. The rate on federal undergraduate loans will drop to 3.76 percent from the current 4.29 percent, and the rate for graduate Stafford loans will fall to 5.31 percent and for Grad PLUS and Parent PLUS loans to 6.31 percent. The interest rates on student loans used to be set by congressional action, but 2013 legislation linked the rates to market fluctuations.
May 11, 2016
Richard Benson, dean of the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech, has been chosen as president of the University of Texas at Dallas. Ian Bickford, founding dean of Bard Academy at Simon’s Rock, has been appointed provost of Bard College at Simon’s Rock in Massachusetts.
May 11, 2016
Next time you open a bag of chips, concentrate on the crunch. In today's Academic Minute, Colorado State University's Gina S. Mohr explores how being mindful of the sound your food makes when consuming it may lead to eating less of it.
May 11, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute: Gina Mohr, assistant professor of marketing at Colorado State University, examines how being mindful of the sound your food makes when consuming it may lead to eating less of it. Find out more about the Academic Minute here.
May 10, 2016
An Obama administration proposal to rewrite federal regulations governing the use of human subjects (and human genetic material) in research would hamper academic studies by overly restricting the use of biospecimens, a higher education association asserts in a new analysis.
May 10, 2016
Not getting enough sleep carries an increased risk of obesity. In today's Academic Minute, as part of Food Week, the University of Chicago's Erin C. Hanlon explains that lack of sleep can make your body go haywire, causing you to want to overeat.
May 10, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Erin Hanlon, research associate and assistant professor in the department of medicine at the University of Chicago, explains that lack of sleep can make your body go haywire, causing you to want to overeat. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
May 10, 2016
Inside Higher Ed invites you to participate in our monthly Cartoon Caption Contest. There are multiple ways to play. Click here to suggest a caption for this month's drawing by Matthew Henry Hall. On this page you can vote for your favorite from among the three finalists for last month's caption as chosen by our judges.

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