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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April 8, 2015
Inside Higher Ed has released "New Debates About Accountability," our latest print-on-demand compilation of articles. As with other such booklets, the compilation curates news articles and opinion essays representing a range of views. The booklet is free and a copy can be downloaded here.
April 8, 2015
Why do we recycle? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Scranton's Jessica Nolan explores the psychology of recycling.
April 7, 2015
Are you a Neanderthal? In today's Academic Minute, the State University of New York at New Paltz's Glenn Geher explains why you might very well share some DNA with these ancestors of ours.
April 6, 2015
Does temperature affect the spread of the common cold? In today's Academic Minute, Yale University's Ellen Foxman explores how the rhinovirus travels.
April 5, 2015
On our April 3 program, Lone Star College President Shah Ardalan and Firmin DeBrabander of Maryland Institute College of Art join Inside Higher Ed Editor Scott Jaschik and moderator Casey Green to discuss the spread of "campus carry" gun laws in numerous states. In our other segment, Rutgers University's Mark R. Killingsworth joins the program for a conversation about a new analysis of athletics spending at the New Jersey university, one of the country's most subsidized college sports programs.
April 3, 2015
In the latest edition of The Pulse podcast, the host Rodney B. Murray explains why he thinks "everyone should learn to code," and offers advice on the best ways to learn.
April 3, 2015
This month's edition of "The Pulse" podcast explores the question: Should everyone learn to code?
April 3, 2015
Discussions about the separation of church and state present a series of complicated issues. In today's Academic Minute, Seton Hall University's Jo-Renee Formicola analyzes this relationship in the wake of the Catholic sex-abuse scandals.
April 2, 2015
The spectrum of human sexuality is shifting. In today's Academic Minute, K.J. Rawson of the College of The Holy Cross explores the benefits of a digital transgender archive.
April 1, 2015
Humans are living much longer lives and as this trend continues, it presents interesting shifts in the family structure. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Patricia Drentea discusses the changing face of the modern family.

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