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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November 24, 2014
Scientific inspiration sometimes comes from strange places. In today's Academic Minute, Virginia Tech's James Hanna discusses the physics of whirling dervishes.
November 21, 2014
Our Nov. 21 program explored student enrollments domestically and internationally. In our first segment, the National Student Clearinghouse's Douglas Shapiro joined Inside Higher Ed's Scott Jaschik and the moderator Casey Green to discuss the clearinghouse data showing that college completions appeared to decline in the wake of the recession. And in our second segment, Rajika Bhandari of the Institute of International Education helped to analyze the annual "Open Doors" report on student movement into and out of the United States.
November 20, 2014
Viewing Sherlock Holmes and his creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle through a modern lens opens up some very interesting interpretations. In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Hong Kong's Douglas Kerr discusses the legendary author’s work with a contemporary context.
November 20, 2014
The University of Alabama's Nick Saban is by far the nation's highest-paid college football coach, at $7.1 million this year, but another 26 coaches are also earning at least $3 million in 2014-15, USA Today's annual survey of Football Bowl Subdivision coaches' salaries finds.
November 20, 2014
The Earth is a few billion years old and a lot has transpired during that time. In today's Academic Minute, Tufts University's Jack Ridge explains how more precisely understanding geologic time can create an accurate record of the planet’s climate.
November 19, 2014
Some films use auditory hallucinations to indicate a character’s mental illness. Colloquially known as “hearing voices,” this is a very real problem for some people. In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Bergen's Kenneth Hugdahl discusses this intriguing and misunderstood affliction.
November 18, 2014
A clean source of energy might just save the world. In today's Academic Minute, West Virginia University's Shikha Sharma explains how she is working toward that goal.
November 18, 2014
Wayne A. I. Frederick, interim president of Howard University, in Washington, D.C., has been appointed to the job on a permanent basis. Sam Hawgood, interim chancellor of the University of California at San Francisco, has been named to the job on a permanent basis.
November 17, 2014
Top scientists are working to keep us healthy on a molecular level. In today's Academic Minute, New York University Polytechnic Institute's Jin Kim Montclare describes her work fabricating microfibers from proteins.
November 14, 2014
In our Nov. 14 program, the Urban Institute's Sandy Baum joined Inside Higher Ed's Scott Jaschik and the moderator Casey Green to explore the signals sent by the College Board's annual report on college tuition and student financial aid. And in our second segment, Brown University President Christina Paxson and Gregory Weight of the Washington Internship Institute discuss recent initiatives by Brown and other institutions to ensure work experience for all students.

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