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 in Bethesda, Md.

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June 26, 2018
Keith Aytch, interim president and vice president for academic affairs at Evergreen Valley College, part of the San Jose/Evergreen Community College District in California, has been appointed president on a permanent basis.
June 26, 2018
We need a better way to determine which students need mental health screenings. Today on the Academic Minute, part of University of Missouri Week, Melissa Maras delves into a possible solution.
June 26, 2018
Today on the Academic Minute, part of University of Missouri Week, Melissa Maras, a researcher in Missouri's college of education, explores a possible way to determine which students need mental health screenings. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
June 25, 2018
Kids love recess. Today on the Academic Minute, part of University of Missouri Week, Steve Ball describes how to ensure kids use recess to get their allotted amount of daily exercise.
June 25, 2018
Today on the Academic Minute, part of University of Missouri Week, Steve Ball, professor of nutrition and exercise physiology at Missouri, describes how to ensure kids use recess to get their allotted amount of daily exercise. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.    
June 25, 2018
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges this month placed four colleges and universities on probation. They are:
June 22, 2018
2U is continuing its expansion, agreeing today to purchase CritiqueIt, whose platform enables real-time annotation of documents, images and other digital content by faculty members and students. 2U is integrating the technology into its degree programs and short-term courses, and once it does that, CritiqueIt will be proprietary to 2U's offerings.
June 22, 2018
We’ve always heard that football is a masculine sport. In today's Academic Minute, Ohio Northern University's Russ Crawford says women also play the game, and their numbers are increasing.
June 22, 2018
Today on the Academic Minute, Russ Crawford, professor of history at Ohio Northern University, says women also play the game and their numbers are increasing. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
June 21, 2018
Keith Cornille, executive vice president/chief student services officer at Madison Area Technical College, in Wisconsin, has been named president of Heartland Community College, in Illinois. Kimberly Andrews Espy, senior vice president for research at the University of Arizona, has been selected as provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

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