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 7, 2015
After eliminating dozens of student services jobs, the University of Akron hired a company with no higher ed footprint to provide "success coaching" to students, in large part because it cost less.
August 6, 2015
It’s pretty busy inside a volcano. In today's Academic Minute, Columbia University's Philipp Ruprecht is figuring out how they function.
August 5, 2015
A federal appeals panel on Tuesday challenged parts of a lower court's ruling for Carnegie Mellon University in a patent lawsuit against Marvell Technologies, ordering a new trial on a key question that could significantly reduce the lower court's massive award for the university. The ruling by the U.S.
August 5, 2015
We’re learning more about ADHD. In today's Academic Minute, Florida State University's Michael Kofler presents new research on the condition.
August 4, 2015
A close look at a specific type of animal provides insight into the evolution of livestock management. In today's Academic Minute, Virginia Tech's Phillip Sponenberg profiles Choctaw hogs.
August 4, 2015
Wheeling Jesuit University will pay the federal government $2.3 million to settle claims that the West Virginia institution misspent research grant funds over nearly a decade. The settlement, announced by the U.S.
August 3, 2015
Sometimes the evolution of two organisms occurs in tandem. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Missouri's Chris Pires describes this type of evolution -- commonly called co-evolution. Pires is an associate professor in the division of biological sciences at Missouri. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.
July 31, 2015
A federal appeals court on Thursday partially overturned a lower court's dismissal of an adjunct professor's lawsuit accusing Moraine Valley Community College of discriminating against him on the basis of disability. The decision by the U.S.
July 31, 2015
A federal judge has directed officials at Chicago State University not to interfere with the operations of a faculty blog that has been highly critical of the administration.
July 31, 2015
Everything is going digital. In today's Academic Minute, Neel Smith of the College of the Holy Cross discusses his work studying classical material using modern methods.

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