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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May 5, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute, Hui-Chen Lu, professor of neuroscience at Indiana University, explores whether a coffee a day can keep dementia away. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
May 4, 2017
Everyone needs to get revenge once in a while. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Montana's Stephen Yoshimura determines what form of retaliation is best.
May 4, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute, Stephen Yoshimura, professor in the department of communication studies at the University of Montana, determines what form of retaliation is best. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
May 3, 2017
In the wake of last week's stunning news about Purdue University's planned takeover of Kaplan University, experts assess the deal's impact on the digital learning landscape.
May 3, 2017
Newly analyzed federal data show drops for many for-profit providers and two-year colleges and growth for Sun Belt publics and some newly visible nonprofit universities.
May 3, 2017
Would you pay for pain? In today's Academic Minute, Cardiff University's Rebecca Scott delves into a few reasons why some people do.
May 3, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute, Rebecca Scott, a lecturer in marketing and strategy at Cardiff University, delves into a few reasons why some people pay for pain. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
May 2, 2017
One University of Texas at Austin student was stabbed to death and three other students were hospitalized after an attack Monday afternoon, The Austin-American Statesman reported. Austin and UT police identified Kendrex White, a 20-year-old junior, as the alleged attacker. He reportedly used what police described as a "large, bowie-style hunting knife" to carry out the attack.
May 2, 2017
The view of immorality is different for children and adults. In today's Academic Minute, Yale University's Christina Starmans explores why adults and children think different groups of people react differently when looking at the same situation.
May 2, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute, Christina Starmans, postdoctoral associate in the department of psychology at Yale University, explores why adults and children think different groups of people react differently when looking at the same situation. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.

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