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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October 21, 2015
A turtle’s shell is iconic, but we’re not sure how it evolved. In today's Academic Minute, Gaberiel Bever of New York Institute of Technology explains how new fossils are bringing more understanding to how turtles got their turtle power.
October 21, 2015
Eight colleges and universities have been chosen to participate in a pilot project designed to create new ways to reflect students' academic and other performance.
October 20, 2015
Are we living in the age of anxiety? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Toronto's Julie McCarthy explores how being stressed in the office leads to employee burnout.
October 19, 2015
She might not be that into you, or maybe she doesn’t even know you’re there. In today's Academic Minute, Scripps Research Institute's Lisa Stowers describes how the brains of female mice can shut off male-detecting neurons.
October 16, 2015
Scientists have found water on Mars. In today's Academic Minute, the Open University's David Rothery explains how this exciting discovery was made
October 15, 2015
The University of North Carolina Board of Governors is set to hold an emergency meeting today with one candidate for president of the 16-campus system -- former U.S. Education Secretary Margaret Spellings -- and the board's plan has roiled lawmakers and others who say it would run afoul of legislation designed to ensure an inclusive search, The News & Observer of Raleigh reported.
October 15, 2015
Did a religious revival help start the American Revolution? In today's Academic Minute, Winthrop University's Richard Chacon explains how the Great Awakening helped cultivate the seeds of independence.
October 14, 2015
Is your favorite Mexican restaurant authentic? In today's Academic Minute, Truman State University's Stephen Christ explains how he went behind the scenes to study authenticity.
October 14, 2015
A new book argues that colleges of all kinds need to help their students better prepare for the world of work. A Q&A with the book's author, Peter Stokes.
October 13, 2015
The Western United States has been on fire. In today's Academic Minute, John Rennie Short of the University of Maryland Baltimore County discusses the causes behind the current rash of fires plaguing the West.


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