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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Most Recent Articles

November 13, 2015
Both racism and obesity are significant problems independent of one another. But in today's Academic Minute, Boston University's Yvette Cozier suggests these issues are intertwined in the lives of some African-American women.
November 12, 2015
Athletes from different cultures play the game for different reasons. In today's Academic Minute, Black Hills State University's Emilia Flint studies how athletes from group cultures differ from those of individual ones.
November 11, 2015
Do birds have a sense of smell? In today's Academic Minute, St. John Fisher College's Gregory Cunningham tells us that his research with penguins may turn the tide on this debate.
November 10, 2015
Not all medical treatments are created equal. In today's Academic Minute, Temple University's Miriam Solomon tells us how precision medicine may change how certain diseases are treated.
November 10, 2015
Come on, put that work aside and have a little fun: play our Cartoon Caption Contest.
November 10, 2015
Francis J. Felser, executive vice president and chief administrative officer at Bryant & Stratton College, in New York, has been promoted to president and chief executive officer there.
November 9, 2015
Study's preliminary findings suggest that teaching quality and academic rigor are not necessarily stronger at prestigious institutions.
November 9, 2015
The Association for the Study of Higher Education gave Inside Higher Ed its special merit award Friday, at the research group's annual meeting in Denver.
November 9, 2015
Immigrants can be portrayed as criminals in the public sphere. In today's Academic Minute, Christopher Salas-Wright of the University of Texas explains how his research undercuts that mischaracterization.
November 6, 2015
What do comic novels and medical literature have in common? In today's Academic Minute, Queensborough Community College's Kathleen Alves explains how these very different forms of literature came to prominence at the same time.


Co-Authored Articles

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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