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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July 14, 2016
Is age just a number or does everyone follow the path of aging? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Chicago's Martha McClintock explores all facets of health and whether there are some surprising results.
July 14, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Martha McClintock, professor in the departments of comparative human development and psychology at the University of Chicago, takes a look at all the facets of health and whether there are some surprising results. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
July 14, 2016
The Higher Learning Commission placed MacMurray College on probation and extended the probation of Urbana University at the agency's June meeting, the accreditor announced. The president of MacMurray criticized the accreditor's action as "unjust," saying the agency failed to give the college sufficient time to fix problems created under a previous administration.
July 13, 2016
Health care needs don’t stop when you’re behind bars. In today's Academic Minute, Pennsylvania State University's Susan Loeb examines end-of-life care for those in prison.
July 13, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Susan Loeb, associate professor of nursing at Pennsylvania State University, examines end-of-life care for those in prison. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
July 13, 2016
It's time again for Inside Higher Ed’s monthly Cartoon Caption Contest. Click here to propose a caption for this month's cartoon. If you’d rather make yourself part of the democratic process, visit this page to choose your favorite from among the three finalists chosen by our panel of judges from the submissions for June’s drawing.
July 12, 2016
The former U.S. education secretary discusses her priorities as president of the University of North Carolina system, affordability and other issues.
July 12, 2016
Why are some objects described as feminine and other masculine? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Kansas' Anthony Corbeill delves into this question and whether things are changing.
July 12, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Anthony Corbeill, professor of classics at the University of Kansas, explores why some objects are described as feminine and others masculine, and whether things are changing. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
July 12, 2016
Public and private colleges alike saw their median revenues outpace median expenses in the 2015 fiscal year, showing improved stability of higher education finances, Moody's Investors Service said in a pair of reports released Monday. But the reports also revealed growing gaps between the financial situation of more-selective and larger institutions and their peers, the ratings agency said.

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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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