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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March 13, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute, Jennifer Mueller, associate professor of management at the University of San Diego, explains why many organizations actually reject creativity. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
March 13, 2017
Our annual look at who would win the NCAA's Division I men's basketball tournament if academics trumped athletic skill.
March 10, 2017
How do we make our homes more efficient? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Dayton's Robert Brecha discusses why low-energy living doesn’t have to be uncomfortable.
March 10, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute, Robert Brecha, professor in the renewable and clean energy program at the University of Dayton, discusses why low-energy living doesn’t have to be uncomfortable. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
March 9, 2017
Is there a link between the Fukushima nuclear meltdown and cancer? In today's Academic Minute, Chapman University's Alexander Bay explores the link between the radiation and thyroid cancer among children.
March 9, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute, Alexander Bay, associate professor in the department of history at Chapman University, looks into the link between the radiation from the Fukushima nuclear meltdown and thyroid cancer among children. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
March 8, 2017
Examity, an online proctoring company with 150 college and university customers, has raised $21 million from two venture capital firms. University Ventures and Inherent Group are investing in the four-year-old company, which provides remote proctoring services for online courses. Have a deal to announce? Please email us at digital.learning@insidehighered.com.
March 8, 2017
Years after an explosion of data changed how health care practitioners treated patients, a similar wave is poised to transform colleges' understanding of their students' learning.
March 8, 2017
Networking is important in finding a new job. In today's Academic Minute, Tufts University's Laura K. Gee determines which social ties you should tap into first when trying to land a new position.
March 7, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute: Jeffrey Hall, associate professor in the department of communication studies at the University of Kansas, wonders whether the humor couples create together is better than just appreciating humor over all. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.

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