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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June 9, 2015
How accurate is your information? In today's Academic Minute, Brian Southwell of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill explores the spread of information, and often, just how wrong it can be.
June 9, 2015
A first for our Cartoon Caption Contest: we can't identify the winner of our March competition.
June 8, 2015
Climate change and the environment at large have a huge effect on everything. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Colorado at Boulder's Lori Hunter discusses the relationship between human migration and the natural environment.
June 8, 2015
George Bridges, president of Whitman College, in Washington, has been selected as president of Evergreen State College, also in Washington. Amy Bragg Carey, vice president for institutional advancement at University of Northwestern, in Minnesota, has been chosen as president of Friends University, in Kansas.
June 5, 2015
Can sentiments about a disease be worse than the actual condition? In today's Academic Minute, College of the Holy Cross's Renée L. Beard discusses the stigma associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
June 4, 2015
"Diversity in the Student Body" is a print-on-demand booklet focusing on demographic and legal issues and the strategies used by different institutions to diversify their campuses. A copy of the the free booklet may be downloaded here.
June 4, 2015
The nonprofit loan agency that bought dozens of Corinthian campuses has started to figure out what to do with them, and guarantor's CEO promises wholesale changes in behavior.
June 4, 2015
A Harvard University alumnus donated $400 million to endow the institution's engineering college, which will jump-start Harvard's stalled effort to expand into nearby Allston, the university announced Wednesday. In recognition of the gift from the investor, Harvard will rename the college the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
June 4, 2015
The former president of the University of Saskatchewan has sued the institution to challenge her dismissal over a free speech issue on the campus, The StarPhoenix of Saskatoon reported.
June 4, 2015
Richard Cosentino, vice chancellor for finance and administration at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, has been selected as president of Lander University, in South Carolina.

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