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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April 19, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute: Jon Hawkings, research associate in the school of geographical sciences at the University of Bristol, examines how a melting glacier can be a dynamic world and bring life to different parts of the island.
April 18, 2016
In today's Academic Minute, Fairleigh Dickinson University's Krista Jenkins discusses whether coming of age in the women’s movement may lead mothers to back Hillary Clinton, while their daughters go for Bernie Sanders.
April 18, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Krista Jenkins, professor of political science at Fairleigh Dickinson University, determines whether coming of age in the women’s movement may lead mothers to back Hillary Clinton while their daughters go for Bernie Sanders. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
April 15, 2016
Men and women have notable differences in what they look for in a long-term mate. In today's Academic Minute, Chapman University's David Frederick discusses the differences between the sexes when it comes to matching up.
April 15, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, David Frederick, assistant professor in the department of psychology at Chapman University, discusses the differences between the sexes when it comes to matching up. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
April 15, 2016
It's time once again for Inside Higher Ed's Cartoon Caption Contest. Click here to suggest a caption for this month's cartoon. At this link you can vote for your favorite among three nominated finalists for our March cartoon.
April 14, 2016
How many phantom texts have you gotten today? In today's Academic Minute, Georgia Institute of Technology's Robert Rosenberger examines why we think our phone is vibrating in our pocket, even though it’s just in our head.
April 14, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Robert Rosenberger, assistant professor of philosophy at Georgia Institute of Technology, examines why we think our phone is vibrating in our pocket even though it’s just in our head.
April 13, 2016
Papers at AERA meeting analyze the adjunct instructor workforce, research output at liberal arts colleges and the impact of financial aid programs aimed at making community college free.
April 13, 2016
Can you change your partner over time or should you find someone you click with right away? In today's Academic Minute, Wellesley College's Angela Bahns explains that birds of a feather do flock together, but only if they’re similar from the beginning of the relationship.

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