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 9, 2016
Here's another opportunity to cast your vote -- to pick a winner for our October Cartoon Caption Contest. You can pick your favorite from among three finalists here.
November 8, 2016
Politicians make a lot of apologies. In today's Academic Minute, Vassar College's Benjamin Ho examines whether these apologies work and if there are consequences either way.
November 8, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Benjamin Ho, associate professor of economics at Vassar College, examines whether politicians' apologies work and if there are consequences either way. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
November 8, 2016
U.S. Education Secretary John King Jr. last week affirmed an administrative judge's March ruling that relieved now-defunct Decker College of a $31.6 million repayment the Education Department demanded the for-profit institution make in 2005.
November 7, 2016
Working-class voters have been in the news during this election season. In today's Academic Minute, Georgetown University's Sherry Linkon delves into deindustrialization and how it can affect this portion of voters this cycle.
November 7, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Sherry Linkon, professor of English at Georgetown University, delves into deindustrialization and how it can affect working-class voters this election cycle. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
November 4, 2016
Political candidates are marketed to voters using the magic of music. In today's Academic Minute, Seton Hall University's Paul Christiansen explores the way music is used to sway the public one way or the other.
November 4, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Paul Christiansen, associate professor of music at Seton Hall University, delves into the way music is used to sway the public one way or the other. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
November 3, 2016
This month's episode of The Pulse podcast features an interview with Mikkel Marfelt and Aaron Knox of Labster, which develops interactive lab simulations.
November 3, 2016
This month’s edition of the “Pulse” podcast features an interview with Mikkel Marfelt and Aaron Knox of Labster, which develops interactive laboratory simulations.

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