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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August 17, 2016
Can a hockey goalie for your brain help stop Parkinson’s? In today's Academic Minute, Oregon Health & Science University's Kim Burchiel explains how deep brain stimulation can help treat this debilitating disease.
August 17, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Kim Burchiel, professor in the department of neurological surgery at Oregon Health & Science University, discusses how deep brain stimulation can help treat this debilitating disease. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
August 16, 2016
To explore our universe, head underground. In today's Academic Minute, Hofstra University's Robert Brinkmann discusses what caves have to tell us about our planet -- and even Mars and beyond.
August 16, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Robert Brinkmann, professor in the department of geology, environment and sustainability at Hofstra University, discusses what caves have to tell us about our planet -- and even Mars and beyond. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
August 15, 2016
Not all reckless drivers are alike. In today's Academic Minute, McGill University's Thomas Brown examines each type of risky driver.
August 15, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Thomas Brown, assistant professor in the department of psychology at McGill University, examines various types of risky driver. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
August 15, 2016
Laura C. Barnard, professor and paralegal program director at Lakeland Community College, in Ohio, has been promoted to executive vice president and provost there. Linda Flaherty-Goldsmith, a consultant with Human Rights First, in Washington, D.C., has been selected as president of Birmingham-Southern College.
August 14, 2016
August 10, 2016 -- "Technology and the Evolving Business Model in Higher Ed" is Inside Higher Ed's latest print-on-demand compilation of articles, The free booklet can be downloaded here.
August 12, 2016
Derek Brandes, vice president of instruction at Green River Community College, in Washington, has been chosen as president of Walla Walla Community College, also in Washington. Mark Ivester, vice president for economic development at North Georgia Technical College, has been promoted to president there.
August 12, 2016
Take a hike. In today's Academic Minute, Michigan State University's Amber Pearson examines why exposure to green and blue spaces can be beneficial for your health.

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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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