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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March 16, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute, Dorothy Dunlop, professor of medicine at Northwestern University, examines whether merely being active is enough, or if there is a right way to stay in motion. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
March 15, 2017
How do campus officials responsible for the creation of digital instructional materials balance accessibility requirements with faculty independence and academic freedom? We asked a group of them.
March 15, 2017
Our annual look at who would win the NCAA's Division I women's basketball tournament if academics trumped athletic skill.
March 15, 2017
Do we have free will? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Florida's Yanmei Zheing examines the belief in this idea.
March 15, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute: Yanmei Zheing, postdoctoral fellow at the University of Florida, examines the belief in this idea. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
March 14, 2017
What if art was seen as a more important part of our culture? In today's Academic Minute, Yale University's Kishwar Rizvi delves into when art was seen as an important commodity among kings and queens.
March 14, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute, Kishwar Rizvi, associate professor in the history of art at Yale University, delves into when art was seen as an important commodity among kings and queens. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
March 13, 2017
Leaders say they welcome innovation and new ideas, but do they in practice? In today's Academic Minute, the University of San Diego's Jennifer Mueller explains why many organizations actually reject creativity.
March 13, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute, Jennifer Mueller, associate professor of management at the University of San Diego, explains why many organizations actually reject creativity. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
March 13, 2017
Our annual look at who would win the NCAA's Division I men's basketball tournament if academics trumped athletic skill.

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January 31, 2007
At meeting of accreditors, officials acknowledge need to measure student learning, but fear oversimplification.

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