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 13, 2017
Feb. 13, 2017 -- "Higher Ed Economics -- Beyond Tuition" is Inside Higher Ed's new print-on-demand compliation of articles.  The booklet, which you may download free, here, examines some of the creative ways in which institutions are financing their operations to provide a quality education. 
February 13, 2017
To better help students apply their knowledge, instructors in a core course at Ohio State's nursing program had students collaborate to create and present their own digital case studies.
February 13, 2017
A mission-driven young company aims to help Africa's universities meet the exploding capacity for education and training.
February 13, 2017
Are you having déjà vu? In today's Academic Minute, Akira O’Connor of the University of St. Andrews discusses a new insight into this mysterious phenomenon.
February 10, 2017
How do you get children to fess up to bad behavior? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Michigan's Craig Smith explores how reacting positively might help increase confessions.
February 10, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute, Craig Smith, research investigator at the University of Michigan, explores how reacting positively might help increase confessions. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
February 10, 2017
Inside Higher Ed's Cartoon Caption Contest offers you multiple ways to participate. Get creative and suggest a caption for this month's cartoon by clicking here, or click here to vote for your favorite from among three finalists chosen by our panel of judges.
February 9, 2017
A federal appeals court ruled today to keep in place a temporary restraining order barring the Trump administration from enforcing an executive order barring entry into the U.S. for nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries. The decision, which came in a lawsuit filed by the attorney general of Washington State, is a defeat for the Trump administration, which is expected to appeal it to the U.S. Supreme Court.
February 9, 2017
This month’s edition of the Pulse podcast features an interview with Yermie Cohen, co-founder and CEO of Memorang, a free digital study tool for students.
February 9, 2017
This month’s edition of the Pulse podcast features an interview with Yermie Cohen, co-founder and CEO of Memorang, a free digital study tool for students.

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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.
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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