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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July 20, 2017
Should Facebook and Twitter do more to police their networks? In today's Academic Minute, Mount Saint Mary College's Stephen Cheskiewicz examines this question in light of recent terror attacks.
July 20, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute, Stephen Cheskiewicz, assistant professor of information technology at Mount Saint Mary College, examines this question in light of recent terror attacks. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
July 19, 2017
The number of colleges and universities eligible to award federal financial aid dropped by 5.6 percent in 2016-17. The vast majority of disappearing institutions were for-profit colleges, but more than 30 private nonprofits were among them.
July 19, 2017
Social media has infiltrated the courtroom. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Dayton's Thaddeus Hoffmeister examines the problem with having loose thumbs in the jury box.
July 19, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute, Thaddeus Hoffmeister, professor of law at the University of Dayton, examines the problem with having loose thumbs in the jury box. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
July 18, 2017
There might be a better way to combat government leakers before the information is spread. In today's Academic Minute, Case Western Reserve University's Cassandra Burke Robertson looks into how to fight the dumping of confidential information from the inside.
July 18, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute, Cassandra Burke Robertson, professor of law at Case Western Reserve University, looks into how to fight the dumping of confidential information from the inside. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
July 17, 2017
Should the U.S. reconsider its stance on hate speech? In today's Academic Minute, Villanova University's Billie Murray discusses whether limits should be placed.
July 17, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute, Billie Murray, associate professor in the department of communication at Villanova University, discusses whether limits should be placed on hate speech. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
July 14, 2017
Could video games help fight depression? In today's Academic Minute, Jorge Pena of the University of California, Davis, explores this question among college students.

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