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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June 11, 2015
How do the sex lives of millennials compare with that of their Baby Boomer forebears? In today's Academic Minute, San Diego State University's Jean M. Twenge delves into the sexuality of the age group she calls Generation Me.
June 11, 2015
A U.S. Senate appropriations subcommittee approved legislation Wednesday that would keep funding for the National Science Foundation in the 2016 fiscal year at its 2015 level.
June 10, 2015
This month's edition of Inside Higher Ed's monthly technology podcast features a discussion with John Baker, CEO of D2L, about the new version of the company's learning platform, Brightspace, which incorporates adaptive learning, among other features.
June 10, 2015
This month's edition of Inside Higher Ed's monthly technology podcast features a discussion with John Baker, CEO of D2L, about the new version of the company's learning platform, Brightspace.
June 10, 2015
We’ve previously discussed the frequency of concussions, but today we’re looking at recovery. In today's Academic Minute, Sarah Levin Allen of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine explores how best to bounce back from these very common brain injuries.
June 9, 2015
A first for our Cartoon Caption Contest: we can't identify the winner of our March competition.
June 9, 2015
How accurate is your information? In today's Academic Minute, Brian Southwell of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill explores the spread of information, and often, just how wrong it can be.
June 8, 2015
Climate change and the environment at large have a huge effect on everything. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Colorado at Boulder's Lori Hunter discusses the relationship between human migration and the natural environment.
June 8, 2015
George Bridges, president of Whitman College, in Washington, has been selected as president of Evergreen State College, also in Washington. Amy Bragg Carey, vice president for institutional advancement at University of Northwestern, in Minnesota, has been chosen as president of Friends University, in Kansas.
June 5, 2015
Can sentiments about a disease be worse than the actual condition? In today's Academic Minute, College of the Holy Cross's Renée L. Beard discusses the stigma associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

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