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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August 12, 2016
Derek Brandes, vice president of instruction at Green River Community College, in Washington, has been chosen as president of Walla Walla Community College, also in Washington. Mark Ivester, vice president for economic development at North Georgia Technical College, has been promoted to president there.
August 12, 2016
Take a hike. In today's Academic Minute, Michigan State University's Amber Pearson examines why exposure to green and blue spaces can be beneficial for your health.
August 12, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Amber Pearson, assistant professor in the department of geography at Michigan State University, examines why exposure to green and blue spaces can be beneficial for your health. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
August 12, 2016
The Alabama Community College System's Board of Trustees has endorsed a plan to consolidate three two-year institutions in the southern part of the state, AL.com reported. The merger of Faulkner State, Jefferson Davis and Alabama Southern Community Colleges will result in the creation of Coastal Alabama Community College. The consolidation still needs the approval of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools' Commission on Colleges.
August 11, 2016
What is an extreme expert? In today's Academic Minute, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Wayne Gray looks at this group and their exceptional capabilities.
August 11, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Wayne Gray, professor of cognitive science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, looks at extreme experts and their exceptional capabilities. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
August 11, 2016
Inside Higher Ed’s Cartoon Caption Contest has something up its sleeve this month. Suggest an appropriate caption here. Click here to vote for your favorite from among of three finalists for our July caption.
August 10, 2016
Supporters of the University of Alabama System -- using a "dark money" nonprofit organization -- appear to have funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars to political leaders in the state despite laws designed to prevent nonprofit institutions from lobbying, AL.com reported.
August 10, 2016
Linda Katehi, whose chancellorship at the University of California, Davis, has been clouded by charges of nepotism and misuse of student fees, resigned Tuesday after the completion of an investigation by the UC system, the Los Angeles Times reported.
August 10, 2016
Exercising may also help you in ways you can’t see. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Missouri's Victoria Vieira-Potter explores why exercise helps inside your gut.

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