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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June 2, 2015
A group representing the seven regional accrediting agencies has developed a common framework for assessing and approving competency-based education programs proposed by their member institutions. The Council of Regional Accrediting Commissions, known as C-RAC, released the framework for the emergent form of higher education program late Monday.
June 1, 2015
Is fracking harmful to our planet or is it worth the economic boon it brings? In today's Academic Minute, Pennsylvania State University's Susan Brantley discusses her exploration of the water in areas where fracking occurs.
June 1, 2015
The Texas Legislature gave final approval Sunday to a bill that would let Texans carry licensed concealed weapons on college campuses, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. The legislation is on its way to Governor Greg Abbott, who is expected to sign it. The final version of the measure allows private institutions to opt out of the campus carry requirement and public universities to create “gun-free zones” on parts of their campuses.
May 29, 2015
"Emerging Markets, Emerging Strategies" is the latest in Inside Higher Ed's series of print-on-demand publications. You can download a copy of the booklet free, here. And you can sign up here for a webinar on the booklet's themes, to be held on Tuesday, June 23, at 2 p.m. Eastern.
May 29, 2015
The future of the coastline depends on more than just sand and water. In today's Academic Minute, Dylan McNamara of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington explores the dynamics of coupled human-environmental systems and how they apply to coastal communities and property value.
May 29, 2015
Without explanation, accreditor of teacher training programs forces out its founding leader amid criticism from colleges and unions.
May 28, 2015
Droughts have been in the news a great deal of late.  In today's Academic Minute, Columbia University's A. Park Williams discusses how his work on trees has helped him learn a great deal about droughts in the process.
May 27, 2015
Just 24 of 230 big-time athletics programs at public universities meet the National Collegiate Athletic Association's definition of financially self-sufficient, USA Today reported in its annual analysis of the economics of Division I sports programs. The NCAA defines sports departments as self-sufficient if the money they generate (excluding student fees and direct university and government subsidies) exceeds what they spend.
May 27, 2015
Under pressure from cancer prevention groups and members of Congress, some colleges are moving to bar their students from using their campus-provided debit cards to get a fake tan, The Boston Globe reported. The newspaper's report notes that tanning beds are popping up in some off-campus apartments, and that some colleges let students pay for the service with their campus cash cards.
May 27, 2015
Blueberries are delicious, but aside from their palatable flavor, eating them comes with some great health benefits. In today's Academic Minute, Florida State University's Sarah Johnson touts the  benefits of consuming blueberries.

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