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, 2015
The National Labor Relations Board on Monday declined to assert jurisdiction over whether that football players at Northwestern University may form a union.
August 17, 2015
A heavy metal known as cadmium is a common environmental pollutant and is thought to increase the risk of chronic diseases like cancer. In today’s Academic Minute, as part of Women in STEM Week, George Washington University’s Ami Zota explains a new study on cadmium and its connection to accelerated aging of human cells.
August 14, 2015
If your kids are lying to you, it might be an indicator of intelligence. In today's Academic Minute, the University of North Florida's Tracy Packiam Alloway discusses the psychology behind the lies of children.
August 13, 2015
A variety of factors influenced our human evolution. In today's Academic Minute, Seton Hall University's Rhonda Quinn describes the relationships our first use of tools by our human ancestors share with evolution.
August 13, 2015
Inside Higher Ed's monthly Cartoon Caption Contest gives you three ways to participate, depending on your level of creativity.
August 12, 2015
How are nerve cells and the connections between them affected by activity? In today's Academic Minute, the State University of New York at Buffalo's Matthew Xu-Friedman discusses this question as it relates to the auditory system.
August 12, 2015
Matt Dane Baker, executive dean of the College of Science, Health and the Liberal Arts at Philadelphia University, in Pennsylvania, has been promoted to provost there.
August 11, 2015
The way alcohol ads are regulated is quite interesting. In today's Academic Minute, Gary B. Wilcox of the University of Texas at Austin provides a closer look at this specific type of marketing.
August 10, 2015
Are we about to be overrun by earthworms? In today's Academic Minute, Ohio State University's Oksana Chkrebtii offers an interesting analysis.
August 7, 2015
"Recruiting International Students" is Inside Higher Ed's new print-on-demand compilation of articles. The booklet features articles about trends, debates and strategies of a range of institutions. The compilation is free and you may download a copy here. Inside Higher Ed will present a free webinar on Thursday, August 27, at 2 p.m. Eastern, about the themes of the booklet.

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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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