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 2, 2015
How would you rate your friends? In today's Academic Minute, Northeastern University's Joseph Reagle explains how a new app may be pushing the boundaries of our online culture.
October 30, 2015
What sound does a spider make? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Cincinnati's George Uetz tells us all about purring spiders.
October 29, 2015
Urban development is not unlike Newton’s law of gravitation. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Southern California's Martin H. Krieger describes this notion with a fascinating analogy.
October 28, 2015
Several private colleges near Dubuque, Iowa, are challenging the University of Iowa's plan to offer a master's degree in business administration in the city at the request of a major company there, The Gazette reported.
October 28, 2015
The Witness Project is helping more women get tested for breast cancer. In today's Academic Minute, Clemson University's Rachel Mayo explores how reaching out to African-American women is key in fighting this disease.
October 27, 2015
Annual report finds a 2 percent uptick in undergraduates' student loan burdens, and a 56 percent increase over 10 years.
October 27, 2015
A majority of Americans surveyed by WGBH News said they would encourage high school students to attend community college rather than take out loans to attend a four-year college.
October 27, 2015
Two university associations plan to recognize institutions that engage in campuswide activity aimed at assessing and improving student learning, for the sake of internal improvement rather than accountability.
October 27, 2015
Our need to be social starts at birth. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Notre Dame's Darcia Narvaez informs us that receiving companionship as an infant can lead to emotional well-being as an adult.
October 26, 2015
John Fennebresque, whose tenure as chairman of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors was marked by unhappiness over his brusque and secretive style and capped by the controversial selection of Margaret Spellings as the system's president, resigned Monday, UNC announced.


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