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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August 30, 2016
Why is there mercury in California’s fog? In today's Academic Minute, the University of California Santa Cruz's Peter Weiss explains why fog, and not rain, collects mercury from the atmosphere and what that could mean for coastal environments.
August 29, 2016
What do your genes say about you? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Exeter's Sasha Dall explores how genotype and local environment work together during development.
August 29, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute: Sasha Dall, senior lecturer in mathematical ecology at the University of Exeter, examines how genotype and local environment work together during development. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
August 26, 2016
A city’s flow is key to its vitality. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Southern California's Martin Krieger describes the flow ways that go throughout cities and keep the information and people moving.
August 26, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Martin Krieger, professor of planning at the University of Southern California, discusses the flow ways that go throughout cities and keep the information and people moving. Find out more about the Academic Minute here.
August 25, 2016
James E. Clark, a businessman and trustee at South Carolina State University, has been appointed president of the university. John Cook, vice president of academic affairs at Manchester Community College, in New Hampshire, has been chosen as president of Springfield Technical Community College, in Massachusetts.
August 25, 2016
Did you wash the dishes in the sink before work this morning? In today's Academic Minute, Boston University's Howard Eichenbaum discusses how the brain suppresses some memories to better focus on the tasks at hand.
August 25, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Howard Eichenbaum, university professor in the department of psychological and brain sciences at Boston University, discusses how the brain suppresses some memories to better focus on the tasks at hand. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
August 24, 2016
Our understanding of the universe is getting smaller and smaller. In today's Academic Minute, Siena College's John Cummings describes neutrinos and why they are so key to our understanding of the cosmos.
August 24, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, John Cummings, associate professor of physics at Siena College, describes neutrinos and why they are so key to our understanding of the cosmos. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.

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