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 10, 2015
"Data, Analytics and Student Learning" is Inside Higher Ed's latest print-on-demand compilation of articles. The booklet features articles about trends, debates and strategies of a range of institutions. This compilation is free and you may download a copy here.
September 10, 2015
Can a football helmet be concussion-proof? In today's Academic Minute, Clemson University's John DesJardins describes his search for safer materials for use in equipment for contact sports.
September 10, 2015
Fall is here, and with it a new edition of Inside Higher Ed's Cartoon Caption Contest. Click here to try to come up with a pithy caption for this month's cartoon.
September 9, 2015
It will be difficult to understand and ultimately improve the performance of American higher education without a better data infrastructure, and a federal student-level data system would be the best method for producing such data, a report from the Institute for Higher Education Policy argues.
September 9, 2015
What’s in a name? In today's Academic Minute, Seton Hall University's Jennifer Itzkowitz examines the benefits of appearing at the beginning of the alphabet -- especially on the stock market.
September 8, 2015
New research is helping to predict nearsightedness. In today's Academic Minute, Ohio State University's Karla Zadnik discusses the new test she is developing.
September 7, 2015
Everything evolves over time. That includes how we do our shopping. In today's Academic Minute, Hartwick College's Vicki Howard examines the evolution of the department store.
September 4, 2015
There is still so much mystery out in deep space. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Oklahoma's Eddie Baron explains type Ia supernovae.
September 4, 2015
Tashni Dubroy, special assistant to the president for process optimization and chair of the department of natural sciences and mathematics at Shaw University, in North Carolina, has been promoted to president there.
September 3, 2015
Virginia Tech's Phillip Sponenberg has become our resident zoology expert, contributing previous pieces on domestic extinction, Choctaw hogs and even adorable fainting goats. In today's Academic Minute, he tells us all about Navajo Churro sheep.


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