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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November 21, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Laura Russell, assistant professor of communication at Denison University, discusses how we learn to value what we already have. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
November 18, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute: Laura Sonter, postdoctoral researcher at the University of Vermont, describes how she used uploaded photos to see where people are visiting the great outdoors and if this should be where the money goes. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
November 18, 2016
Taking selfies in nature could help the outdoor space you’re visiting. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Vermont's Laura Sonter, describes how she used uploaded photos to see where people are visiting the great outdoors and if this should be where the money goes.
November 18, 2016
How to be happier? Do some exercises. In today’s Academic Minute, Eastern Washington University’s Philip Watkins explores how gratitude exercises can help strength your sense of well-being.
November 17, 2016
Are individualistic societies richer or poorer than collectivist ones? In today's Academic Minute, Union College's Lewis Davis examines this question.
November 17, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Lewis Davis, professor of economics at Union College, examines whether individualistic societies are richer or poorer than collectivist ones. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
November 16, 2016
Amid uncertainty over new administration’s stance on postsecondary education, Under Secretary Ted Mitchell exhorts colleges and other supporters of expanding postsecondary opportunity to “double down” on their work.
November 16, 2016
All the cool kids are doing it -- or are they? In today's Academic Minute, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Mitch Prinstein explores whether perception is reality.
November 16, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Mitch Prinstein, professor and director of clinical psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, explores whether perception is reality. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
November 16, 2016
The number of postsecondary institutions in the United States declined by 1.8 percent from 2014-15 to 2015-16, with all of the decline occurring in the for-profit sector of higher education, new federal data show. The data, contained in an annual report from the U.S. Education Department's National Center for Education Statistics, show that the number of U.S. institutions that award federal financial aid declined from 7,151 to 7,021.

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