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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January 31, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute: Matt Fotis, assistant professor and co-chair of the theater department at Albright College, discusses the role of political satire in the age of post-truth. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
January 31, 2017
The former loan guarantor USA Funds has agreed to pay $23 million to settle a lawsuit that challenged the right of such agencies to collect fees from borrowers who had defaulted on loans but started repaying them. A federal appeals court sided with borrowers in a class action, and USA Funds appealed to the Supreme Court.
January 30, 2017
Duke snags the digital learning leader from its Research Triangle neighbor, the University of North Carolina system.
January 30, 2017
Students who spent more time surfing the Internet for reasons unrelated to classroom work performed worse on the final exam, a study finds.
January 30, 2017
At annual conference in divided nation’s capital, speakers urge presidents of Christian colleges to join (and lead) efforts to embrace, and work through, fundamental differences.
January 30, 2017
What exacerbated the Ebola crisis in Liberia? In today’s Academic Minute, Brown University’s Robert Blair examines what trust in the government had to do with the spread of this deadly disease.
January 30, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute: Robert Blair, assistant professor of political science and international and public affairs at Brown University, examines what trust in the government had to do with the spread of this deadly disease. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
January 27, 2017
Laughing gas is used for more than laughing. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Connecticut's Nicholas Leadbeater discusses a use for this gas that might not immediately come to mind.
January 27, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute: Nicholas Leadbeater, associate professor of chemistry at the University of Connecticut, discusses a use for laughing gas that might not immediately come to mind. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
January 26, 2017
The University of Oregon will not remove the name of its founder from the oldest building on the campus despite his historical ties to slavery, officials announced Wednesday.

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