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 21, 2015
For the first time since it began providing a single outlook for all of higher education in 2013, Moody's Investors Service has given the enterprise a "stable" rather than "negative" assessment, the ratings agency announced Tuesday.
July 21, 2015
Are we more or less stressed than our ancestors? In today's Academic Minute, Duke University's William Parker examines this question -- and the results are pretty surprising. Parker is associate professor in the department of surgery at Duke's Medical Center. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.
July 20, 2015
Are millennials losing their religion? In today's Academic Minute, San Diego State University's Jean M. Twenge delves into the religious practices of the age group she calls Generation Me.
July 17, 2015
Who fosters the best entrepreneurs? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Southern California's Martin H. Krieger provides a close look at the nature of innovation, creativity and the creation of entrepreneurs.
July 17, 2015
With its enrollment having dropped by a quarter since 2010, Davenport University will close or merge several of its campuses in Michigan, MLive reported.
July 17, 2015
Kimberly Benston, provost and professor of English at Haverford College, in Pennsylvania, has been chosen as president there. S. Brock Blomberg, dean of the Robert Day School of Economics and Finance at Claremont-McKenna College, in California, has been appointed president of Ursinus College, in Pennsylvania.
July 16, 2015
Do you know the Beatles as well as a computer does? In today's Academic Minute, Lawrence Technological University's Lior Shamir discusses efforts to improve the creative intelligence of computers.
July 16, 2015
Nike will pay the University of Michigan a total of $169 million in cash and merchandise over 11 years for the exclusive rights to equip its sports teams, The Detroit News reported. The deal was announced last week, but Michigan revealed the terms of the arrangement on Wednesday.
July 15, 2015
Ashford University is shutting down, 10 years after it became the platform for a publicly traded, mostly online college. A look at what the situation says (and doesn't say) about for-profit higher ed.
July 15, 2015
Students who earned their bachelor's degrees and medical doctorates in seven years rather than the normal eight had similar academic and residency match rates to their peers who took the traditional route; they were also younger and overwhelmingly Asian-American, according to a study published in Academic Medicine, the journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges.

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