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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April 15, 2015
Are you bored? If you are, do you know what type of boredom you are experience? There are several types, and in today's Academic Minute, the University of Konstanz's Thomas Goetz discusses his discovery of yet another variety of boredom.
April 14, 2015
"Extending the Credential" is a print-on-demand compilation of articles that explores such topics as competency-based education, internships, the role of co-curricular activities, and the evolving role of the transcript and of the degree. The booklet is free and you may download a copy here. This booklet is part of a series of such compilations that Inside Higher Ed is publishing on a range of topics.
April 14, 2015
Emory & Henry College let a booster and a trustee help package financial aid for two football players and considered athletic talent in awarding $80,000 in scholarships to 27 athletes in 9 sports, the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division III Committee on Infractions ruled in punishing the Virginia college last week.
April 14, 2015
Are you addicted to your Kindle? These neat little devices are definitely convenient, but do they take away from the experience of reading? In today's Academic Minute, Tufts University's John Lurz discusses physical media through a close reading of Marcel Proust.
April 13, 2015
The recent nuclear deal reached by the US, its allies and Iran has incredible, worldwide implications. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Maryland's Nancy Gallagher analyzes the public perception of this deal.
April 13, 2015
Loren J. Blanchard, provost and senior vice president of academic affairs at Xavier University of Louisiana, has been appointed executive vice chancellor for academic and student affairs for the California State University System.
April 10, 2015
On our April 10 (and final) program, Harper College's Ken Ender and Patricia Melton of New Haven Promise join Inside Higher Ed Editor Scott Jaschik and moderator Casey Green to discuss the nuances of the movement to provide "free" community college. In our other segment, Judith Eaton of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and General Assembly's Jake Schwartz explore the prospect of extending accreditation (and potentially federal aid) to noninstitutional providers of education and training.
April 10, 2015
Depictions of the Crusades usually entail throngs of pillaging troops sacking cities and running amok. In today's Academic Minute, Winthrop University's Greg Bell profiles the Crusades with a focus on the time off the battlefield.
April 9, 2015
Founder of one successful company that takes academic programs online starts a competitor, aiming to halve colleges' costs and eliminate the long-term commitments to share revenue.
April 9, 2015
Atomic element #79 is the precious metal more commonly known as gold. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Illinois's Catherine J. Murphy describes her work with gold on a nanoscale level and showing its usage far beyond the creation of jewelry.

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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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