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 19, 2017
Introducing a new feature: a list of new online programs colleges and universities are starting.
April 19, 2017
Why is the National Endowment for the Arts on the chopping block? Today, as part of the Academic Minute's Current Affairs Week, Pennsylvania State University's Aaron Knochel looks into this question.
April 19, 2017
Today, as part of the Academic Minute's Current Affairs Week, Aaron Knochel, assistant professor of art education at Pennsylvania State University, examines why the arts endowment is on the chopping block. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
April 18, 2017
The compensation company was early in drawing attention to graduates’ incomes. Others have entered the fray, and all are imperfect.
April 18, 2017
The recent health care bill was much talked about in the news. Today, as part of the Academic Minute's Current Affairs Week, Daniel Orenstein of the University of California, San Francisco, delves into a less-covered portion of this failed legislation that might have had big consequences.
April 18, 2017
Today, as part of the Academic Minute's Current Affairs Week, Daniel Orenstein, postdoctoral scholar at the University of California, San Francisco, delves into a less-covered portion of the failed American Health Care Act that might have had big consequences. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
April 17, 2017
The travel ban has been a big topic in the news. Today, as part of the Academic Minute's Current Affairs Week, Brown University's Corey Brettschneider discusses whether the ban is legal.
April 17, 2017
Today, as part of the Academic Minute's Current Affairs Week, Corey Brettschneider, professor of political science at Brown University, discusses whether the ban is legal. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
April 14, 2017
Have we been studying fashion incorrectly? In today's Academic Minute, Albright College's Damayanthie Eluwawalage lays out the reasons to give fashion history an alteration.
April 14, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute, Damayanthie Eluwawalage, assistant professor of fashion design at Albright College, lays out the reasons to give fashion history an alteration. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.

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March 4, 2011
March 4, 2011 -- The 2011 Inside Higher Ed Survey of College and University Presidents, which can be seen here, is the first in a series of surveys of senior campus officials about key issues in higher education. Inside Higher Ed collaborated on this project with Kenneth C. Green, founding director of the Campus Computing Project. The Inside Higher Ed Survey of College and University Presidents was made possible in part by the generous financial support of Kaplan Global Solutions, Pearson, and SunGard Higher Education.
September 28, 2010
President Obama signals concern about rapidly rising tuitions; GAO reports on state records systems and student privacy.
August 4, 2010
WASHINGTON -- The public comment period for the majority of the U.S. Department of Education’s proposed regulations aimed at protecting the integrity of the Title IV federal financial aid program ended at midnight Tuesday.
May 10, 2010
Amid increasing federal scrutiny of college sports comes the latest salvo: the U.S. Department of Justice‘s inquiry into the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s scholarship rules.
January 19, 2009
Overshadowing other news from the NCAA convention, Myles Brand publicly confirms illness and describes his long-term prognosis as "not good."
December 10, 2008
Regional association cites Alabama A&M and Webber International for financial shortcomings, lifts sanction against Texas Tech, and says Virginia Commonwealth has responded adequately to scandal.
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.

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