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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December 21, 2016
Can members of one race be more resilient than members of another? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Michigan's Shervin Assari explains why this might be.
December 21, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Shervin Assari, research investigator in the department of psychiatry at the University of Michigan, details the reasons why members of one race might be more resilient than members of another. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
December 20, 2016
Tough decisions must be made about further treatment after breast cancer. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Massachusetts Amherst's Jeff Blaustein discusses the pros and cons of estrogen blockers and what women should know about this avenue of treatment.
December 19, 2016
An early detection test for reading disorders could help children get treatment sooner. In today's Academic Minute, Boise State University's Evelyn Johnson examines how the link between genetic markers for a reading disorder in children is being found.
December 19, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Evelyn Johnson, professor of special education at Boise State University, examines how the link between genetic markers for a reading disorder in children is being found. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
December 16, 2016
Karen Aubrey, associate dean in the Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Augusta University, in Georgia, has been chosen as vice president for academic affairs at LaGrange College, also in Georgia.
December 16, 2016
Are the Beats still relevant today? In today's Academic Minute, Beacon College's William Nesbitt explores this literary movement and what we’re still learning from them today.
December 16, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, William Nesbitt, an English professor at Beacon College, explores the literary movement and what we’re still learning from them today. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
December 15, 2016
There is still one genocide Germany has not taken responsibility for. In today's Academic Minute, Black Hills State University's Adam A. Blackler says Germany’s actions in Africa need to be recognized, too.
December 15, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Adam Blackler, assistant professor of history at Black Hills State University, says Germany’s actions in Africa need to be recognized as genocide, too. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.

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