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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September 14, 2016
We like choosing for ourselves -- but how about for others? In today's Academic Minute, Northeastern University's Mary Steffel examines why people pass the buck when it comes to making decisions.
September 14, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Mary Steffel, assistant professor of marketing at Northeastern University, examines why people pass the buck when it comes to making decisions. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
September 13, 2016
Sophie Bouffard, director and founder of La Cité Universitaire Francophone at the University of Regina, in Saskatchewan, has been appointed president and vice chancellor of the University of Sudbury, in Ontario.
September 13, 2016
Extinction doesn’t always happen in the blink of an eye. In today's Academic Minute, the University at Buffalo's Charles Mitchell discusses how nature usually takes a slower course to the same goal.
September 13, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Charles Mitchell, professor in the geology department at the University at Buffalo, discusses how nature usually takes a slower course to the same goal. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
September 13, 2016
This month's Cartoon Caption Contest celebrates the start of college football season (sort of). Suggest a caption for this month's cartoon here.
September 12, 2016
When was the last time you were somewhere quiet? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Michigan's Scott Campbell discusses solitude and its benefits in a more connected world.
September 12, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Scott Campbell, associate professor of urban and regional planning at the University of Michigan, discusses solitude and its benefits in a more connected world. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
September 9, 2016
How do girls stand out in a male-dominated art form? In today's Academic Minute, Jessica Pabon, of the State University of New York at New Paltz, examines the underground culture of graffiti from a feminist perspective.
September 9, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Jessica Pabon, assistant professor of women’s, gender and sexuality studies at SUNY New Paltz, examines the underground culture of graffiti from a feminist perspective. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.

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