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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August 5, 2016
Are we entering a new age? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Leicester's Jan Zalasiewicz delves into the Anthropocene.
August 5, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Jan Zalasiewicz, professor of paleobiology at the University of Leicester, delves into a new era, the Anthropocene. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
August 5, 2016
The Law School Admission Council has warned law school officials that it is considering ending its practice of certifying the academic credentials of the schools' matriculated students -- an apparent response to law schools' growing use of the GRE as an alternative to the council's Law School Admission Test, Above the Law reported.
August 4, 2016
Studying women in politics helps us understand the past and how to improve the future. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Indianapolis's Laura Albright examines the life of a female former governor and shows us how far there is to go.
August 4, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Laura Albright, assistant professor of political science at the University of Indianapolis, examines the life of a female former governor, and shows us how far there is to go. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
August 4, 2016
Chris Breitmeyer, vice president for academic and student affairs at St. Charles Community College, in Missouri, has been named president of Clatsop Community College, in Oregon.
August 4, 2016
The number of students from low-income backgrounds enrolling in British universities has declined for the first time since the country began keeping records, The Independent reported.
August 3, 2016
When was your last conversation with a stranger? In today's Academic Minute, Black Hills State University's Barbara Looney examines how in a more digitized world, conversation skills need to be strengthened through practice.
August 3, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Barbara Looney, assistant professor of management at Black Hills State University, examines how in a more digitized world, conversation skills need to be strengthened through practice. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
August 2, 2016
Go with the flow. In today's Academic Minute, the SUNY Polytechnic Institute's Robert Edgell explains that getting users in a flow state may be the best way to get them to pay to use a wearable 3-D gaming device.

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