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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March 16, 2015
Soon, your garden might require no dirt whatsoever. In today's Academic Minute, Monmouth University's Laura Rokosz explores the vertical irrigation design of aeroponic gardens.
March 13, 2015
On our March 13 program, Pima Community College District's Lee D. Lambert and Stephen Katsinas of the University of Alabama join Inside Higher Ed's Scott Jaschik and the moderator Casey Green to analyze Arizona's decision to end state funding for Pima and the Maricopa County Community College District. In the other segment, Daniel Greenstein of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Claremont Graduate University's Scott Thomas discuss the major foundation's new higher education strategy.
March 13, 2015
March 13, 2015 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2015 Survey of College and University Presidents explored the views of presidents on the financial sustainability of their institutions, the Obama administration's rating system, sexual assault, race and their role in the tenure process, among other topics. The survey was conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup Education. Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics. On April 14, Inside Higher Ed Editors Doug Lederman and Scott Jaschik will analyze the survey's findings and answered readers' questions about them in a free webinar. Register to attend the webinar here. The Inside Higher Ed survey of presidents was made possible in part by advertising from Academic Partnerships, Jenzabar and Pearson.
March 13, 2015
Technology management is a something of an abstract business concept. In today's Academic Minute, the SUNY Polytechnic Institute's Robert Edgell analyzes technology management from an architectural point of view.
March 12, 2015
Zaytuna College has become the first accredited Muslim college in the United States, after the college commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges granted its approval, The Los Angeles Times reported. Zaytuna is based in Berkeley, Calif.
March 12, 2015
A combination of a state ethics charge and a faculty vote of no confidence appear to have driven West Liberty University's president out of office, The Charleston Daily Mail reported. Robin Capehart, president of the West Virginia university since 2008, resigned Wednesday. He faces state ethics complaints that he misused his office to promote a movie made by his film company -- charges Capehart has denied.
March 12, 2015
The ubiquity of cell phone cameras makes everybody a photographer – or so they think. Today on the Academic Minute, the University of Surrey's Radu Sporea teaches us how to improve our photography skills through a scientific profile of aperture.
March 11, 2015
For the first time in almost 40 years and just the second time in history, the University of Alabama's Student Government Association has a black president, AL.com reported. With his election, Elliot Spillers, a junior business management major who is enrolled in the university's honors college, becomes the first African-American to lead the student government since 1976.
March 11, 2015
It's time for our monthly Cartoon Caption Contest. Get creative and suggest a caption for this month's new cartoon. Vote on your favorite from among the three captions chosen by our panel of judges for last month's cartoon.
March 11, 2015
A holistic approach to wellness examines all influencing factors. In today's Academic Minute, Albert Einstein College of Medicine's Karen Bonuck explains the relationship shared by sleep and childhood obesity.

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