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 16, 2015
Quantum physics deals with some fascinatingly abstract concepts. In today's Academic Minute, National University of Singapore's Valerio Scarani delves into his complex research.
September 15, 2015
Discussions about our failing infrastructure seem to dominate the nightly news. In today's Academic Minute, Lawrence Technological University's Nabil Grace describes his work to seek solutions to this important issue.
September 14, 2015
New research into how we process sugar on a molecular level offers insights into our bodies. In today's Academic Minute, Michelle A. Mondoux of the College of the Holy Cross discusses her experiments.
September 11, 2015
Andrew V. Abela, dean of the School of Business and Economics at Catholic University of America, in Washington, D.C., has been promoted to provost there. Guy Bell, former president of Brown Mackie Colleges, in Cincinnati, has been selected as president and chief operating officer of Concorde Career Colleges, in Missouri.
September 11, 2015
Is our current voting system the most fair? In today's Academic Minute, Bard College's John Cullinan examines the arithmetic behind the way we vote.
September 10, 2015
"Data, Analytics and Student Learning" is Inside Higher Ed's latest print-on-demand compilation of articles. The booklet features articles about trends, debates and strategies of a range of institutions. This compilation is free and you may download a copy here.
September 10, 2015
Can a football helmet be concussion-proof? In today's Academic Minute, Clemson University's John DesJardins describes his search for safer materials for use in equipment for contact sports.
September 10, 2015
Fall is here, and with it a new edition of Inside Higher Ed's Cartoon Caption Contest. Click here to try to come up with a pithy caption for this month's cartoon.
September 9, 2015
What’s in a name? In today's Academic Minute, Seton Hall University's Jennifer Itzkowitz examines the benefits of appearing at the beginning of the alphabet -- especially on the stock market.
September 9, 2015
It will be difficult to understand and ultimately improve the performance of American higher education without a better data infrastructure, and a federal student-level data system would be the best method for producing such data, a report from the Institute for Higher Education Policy argues.


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