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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September 28, 2017
Gail F. Baker, dean of the College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media and executive associate to the Chancellor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, has been chosen as provost and vice president of academic affairs at the University of San Diego.
September 28, 2017
The refugee crisis is ongoing. In today's Academic Minute, Colgate University's Robert Garland examines a past refugee crisis, and connects it to our present.
September 28, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute: Robert Garland, professor of classics at Colgate University, examines a past refugee crisis, and connects it to our present one. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
September 27, 2017
Can synthetic rhino horns stop the scourge of poaching? In today's Academic Minute, Wake Forest University's Fred Chen discusses this possible solution.
September 27, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute: Fred Chen, associate professor of economics at Wake Forest University, discusses whether synthetic rhino horns can help stop the scourge of poaching. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
September 26, 2017
Does killing from a distance change how humans feel about the act of taking a life? In today's Academic Minute, California State University Northridge's Abraham Rutchick explores this question.
September 26, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute: Abraham Rutchick, associate professor in the department of psychology at California State University Northridge, examines whether killing from a distance change how humans feel about the act of taking a life. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
September 25, 2017
Governments taking away health care is actually quite rare. In today's Academic Minute, West Virginia University's Simon Haeder explores the relationship between governments and health care programs through history.
September 25, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute: Simon Haeder, assistant professor of political science at West Virginia University, explores the relationship between governments and health care programs through history. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
September 22, 2017
Fathers’ relationships with their sons may be more than meets the eye. In today's Academic Minute, part of Parenting Week, the University of Arizona's Kory Floyd describes the hidden portions of paternal relationships.

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