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 in Bethesda, Md.

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June 8, 2018
How many times have you listened to your favorite song? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Michigan's Jason Corey examines why people can keep listening to the same song over and over.
June 8, 2018
Today on the Academic Minute, Jason Corey, associate professor of music at the University of Michigan, examines why people can keep listening to the same song over and over. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
June 7, 2018
There may be a better way to use class time. In today's Academic Minute, Bay Path University's Thomas Mennella discusses flipped learning. Mennella is an associate professor of biology at Bay Path. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.
June 6, 2018
In our "Inside Digital Learning" newsletter this week:
June 6, 2018
Today on the Academic Minute, Robert Edgell, associate professor of technology management at SUNY Polytechnic Institute, explores how the humanities disciplines rely on the same core principles. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
June 6, 2018
Managers can take ideas from the humanities. In today's Academic Minute, SUNY Polytechnic Institute's Robert Edgell explores how these disciplines rely on the same core principles.
June 6, 2018
The number of career colleges and the number of credentials they award have dropped by roughly 20 percent in the last four years, new data from the U.S. Education Department show.
June 6, 2018
A South Dakota businessman has agreed to donate $100 million to the National University System to expand a program he helped start there to build social emotional intelligence in children.
June 6, 2018
Boeing has announced that it plans to spend $100 million on a series of worker-training initiatives, several of which involve access to online courses and a focus on developing employees' "digital literacy." The aerospace company is working primary with Degreed, a lifelong-learning platform, to give workers access to degrees and certifications.
June 5, 2018
Jason N. Adsit, dean of the School of Arts, Sciences & Education and director of the educational leadership doctoral program at D'Youville College, in New York, has been appointed president of Mount Saint Mary College, also in New York.


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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