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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September 15, 2016
Are millennials more sexually active than previous generations? In today's Academic Minute, San Diego State University's Jean Twenge explores if social media and other factors have led to a rise in sexual exploration among youth.
September 15, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Jean Twenge, professor of psychology at San Diego State University, explores if social media and other factors have led to a rise in sexual exploration among youth. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
September 14, 2016
We like choosing for ourselves -- but how about for others? In today's Academic Minute, Northeastern University's Mary Steffel examines why people pass the buck when it comes to making decisions.
September 14, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Mary Steffel, assistant professor of marketing at Northeastern University, examines why people pass the buck when it comes to making decisions. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
September 13, 2016
Sophie Bouffard, director and founder of La Cité Universitaire Francophone at the University of Regina, in Saskatchewan, has been appointed president and vice chancellor of the University of Sudbury, in Ontario.
September 13, 2016
Extinction doesn’t always happen in the blink of an eye. In today's Academic Minute, the University at Buffalo's Charles Mitchell discusses how nature usually takes a slower course to the same goal.
September 13, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Charles Mitchell, professor in the geology department at the University at Buffalo, discusses how nature usually takes a slower course to the same goal. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
September 13, 2016
This month's Cartoon Caption Contest celebrates the start of college football season (sort of). Suggest a caption for this month's cartoon here.
September 12, 2016
When was the last time you were somewhere quiet? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Michigan's Scott Campbell discusses solitude and its benefits in a more connected world.
September 12, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Scott Campbell, associate professor of urban and regional planning at the University of Michigan, discusses solitude and its benefits in a more connected world. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.

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July 12, 2007
At financial aid directors' meeting, sessions explore best practices on student financial literacy and assess 2 new federal aid programs.
May 23, 2007
Congress seems poised to expand tuition tax breaks for students, but will colleges be taxed more to pay for them?
April 2, 2007
Some institutions accept N.Y. attorney general's settlement offer to change student loan practices and repay disputed funds.
March 9, 2007
A House of Representatives subcommittee lambasted college leaders Thursday for their perceived failure in stemming the illegal downloading of music and movies by students. Committee members, responding to complaints by the entertainment industry that campuses have been slow to restrict copyright infringement, pressed for answers and made vague threats about possible changes in intellectual property law that could result if higher education as a whole does not adopt a more aggressive approach.
February 1, 2007
The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation Wednesday that would raise the value of the maximum Pell Grant for the first time since 2002 and increase spending for several key academic research programs. Dozens of Republicans joined all but two Democrats in voting for House Joint Resolution 20, which would finance the operations of much of the federal government through the rest of the 2007 fiscal year, which began in October.
January 31, 2007
At meeting of accreditors, officials acknowledge need to measure student learning, but fear oversimplification.

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