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 22, 2015
In a podcast interview, William H. McRaven, the new chancellor of the University of Texas System, discusses the transition from the military to higher ed, the roles of a system and chancellor, and "chain of command."
April 22, 2015
They're not quite as lucrative as the MacArthur Foundation's so-called genius grants, but the Carnegie Corporation of New York today introduces a new program of fellowships -- worth as much as $200,000 each -- specifically designed to support scholars in the increasingly underappreciated humanities and social sciences.
April 22, 2015
As you can likely imagine, space rendezvous is a highly complex process. In today's Academic Minute, West Virginia University's John Christian explains his work to improve the computer imaging systems necessary for such a difficult task.
April 22, 2015
California's consumer protection agency on Tuesday ordered Corinthian Colleges' campuses in the state to stop enrolling students after tomorrow, the Orange County Register reported. An official of the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education said the order would "protect individuals who may have been thinking about enrolling at these schools." The California agency's move is the latest blow -- among many -- for the crumbling for-profit provider; last week, the U.S.
April 22, 2015
Following period of governance turmoil, new of U of Texas System chancellor -- after a decorated military career -- discusses the transition to higher ed, the roles of the system and chancellor, and "chain of command."
April 21, 2015
The University of Hong Kong will not require its undergraduate students to visit mainland China, an administrator there said Monday amid blowback from students concerned about China's growing influence on the former British colony, The New York Times reported.
April 21, 2015
Curing diseases is a lot like solving a puzzle. In today's Academic Minute, the Scripps Research Institute's Elizabeth Thomas discusses her efforts to cure Huntington’s Disease on a genetic level.
April 21, 2015
A group of trustees elected by alumni to Pennsylvania State University's governing board sued the university -- and the board -- to try to seek access to documents related to the 2012 investigation into sexual abuse by a former football coach, the Centre Daily Times reported.
April 21, 2015
A decision by administrators at St. Thomas Aquinas College to cancel a drag show planned by the campus Gender and Sexuality Alliance club has prompted debate at the New York Roman Catholic institution, The Journal News reported.
April 20, 2015
Children who are shy or disruptive in school may be at risk for poor academic achievement. In today's Academic Minute, New York University's Sandee McClowry shows how adapting to students’ needs and playing on their strengths works.

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