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 in Bethesda, Md.

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July 10, 2018
Marvel’s Black Panther has been a worldwide sensation. In today's Academic Minute, Ellen Stockstill of Pennsylvania State University at Harrisburg discusses the film in context with African history.
July 10, 2018
Today on the Academic Minute, Ellen Stockstill, assistant professor of English at Penn State Harrisburg, discusses Marvel’s Black Panther in context with African history. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.    ​    
July 9, 2018
Kevin Brockbank, acting president of Spokane Community College, in Washington State, has been named to the job on a permanent basis.
July 9, 2018
Got your facts straight? In today's Academic Minute, Vanderbilt University's Lisa Fazio discusses how our fact-checking may not be as good as we think.
July 9, 2018
Today on the Academic Minute, Lisa Fazio, assistant professor of psychology and human development at Vanderbilt University, discusses how our fact-checking may not be as good as we think. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
July 6, 2018
What’s the best way to cool the warming Earth? In today's Academic Minute, Rutgers University's Alan Robock looks into the possibilities.
July 6, 2018
Today on the Academic Minute, Alan Robock, professor of climate science in the department of environmental sciences at Rutgers University, looks into the best ways to cool the warming Earth. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
July 5, 2018
Another powerful empire might be falling right outside Rome. In today's Academic Minute, Stony Brook University's Roger Thompson discusses bears in the Appenine Mountains whose population is dwindling due to changing times.
July 5, 2018
Today on the Academic Minute, Roger Thompson, associate professor of writing and rhetoric at Stony Brook University, discusses bears in the Appenine Mountains whose population is dwindling due to changing times. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
July 4, 2018
Be careful with your fireworks this year. In today's Academic Minute, Ohio State University's Jay Zagorsky says more fireworks are shot off each year and injuries are increasing.

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March 8, 2012
March 8, 2012 -- The 2012 Inside Higher Ed Survey of College & University Presidents is the latest in a series of surveys of senior campus officials about key, time-sensitive issues in higher education. The article can be found here, and the survey report can be viewed here. Inside Higher Ed collaborated on this project with Kenneth C. Green, founding director of the Campus Computing Project. The Inside Higher Ed survey of presidents was made possible in part by the generous financial support of Datatel+SGHE, Hobsons, InsideTrack and Pearson. On March 22, Inside Higher Ed presented a free webinar to discuss the results of the presidents' survey and their implications for higher education. A recording of the webinar can be viewed here.
July 18, 2011
In deficit-minded times, student aid has already proven to be a potential casualty. As interest rates go up but need-based aid stays level, expect more of the same, experts say.
May 2, 2011
Research university group votes to discontinue U. of Nebraska's membership, and Syracuse plans to leave; officials at both universities say group's rankings define research excellence too narrowly.
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.

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