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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February 17, 2015
"The Debate on Free Tuition at Community Colleges" is a compilation of articles on an idea gaining traction among policy makers. The compilation -- in print-on-demand format -- features articles on the program in Tennessee, other state plans and President Obama's proposal, and opinion pieces that critique and praise the concept.
February 17, 2015
Ian Hawes and his team have a very hard job. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Canterbury lecturer -- who is working with colleagues from Aarhus University and the University of Tasmania -- discusses using underwater drones to map ice algae in Antarctica.
February 17, 2015
Jay Box, chancellor of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, has been chosen as president there.
February 16, 2015
As we near the 100th anniversary of Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity, are we getting closer to achieving time travel? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Connecticut's Ron Mallett explains why the answer is theoretically yes.
February 13, 2015
Dyslexia is one of the most commonly diagnosed learning disabilities. In today's Academic Minute, Robert Hillier of Norwich University of the Arts discusses Sylexiad, a typeface that can help those afflicted with dyslexia.
February 12, 2015
What does SLC30A10 mean to you? Chances are: not a lot. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Texas at Austin's Somshuvra Mukhopadhyay explains why SLC30A10 might hold the key to helping battle Parkinson's disease.
February 11, 2015
Do you want to build the world smallest snowman? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Surrey's David Cox did just that in a recent nanotech experiment.
February 10, 2015
Are the referees playing by the rules? In today's Academic Minute, Miami University's Rhett Brymer is analyzing officiating in the NCAA and looking for instances of bias.
February 9, 2015
Can stress in the workplace intensify the symptoms of osteoporosis? In today's Academic Minute, Chapman University's Frank Frisch explains his work with rats to study the degenerative disease.
February 6, 2015
On our Feb. 6 program, Kevin Eagan of UCLA's Cooperative Institutional Research Program and Kevin Kruger of NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education joined Inside Higher Ed's Scott Jaschik and This Week moderator Casey Green to review and analyze the findings of this year's freshmen survey, which showed students under ever-growing stress. In our other segment, Algonquin College's Jack Wilson and the consultant Liz Reisberg discuss the climate for foreign universities operating in countries such as Saudi Arabia.

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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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