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 28, 2016
This month's edition of the “Pulse” podcast features an interview with Jason Jordan, vice president for higher ed markets at Knewton, a leading provider of adaptive learning software.
June 28, 2016
This month’s edition of the “Pulse” podcast features an interview with Jason Jordan, vice president for higher ed markets at Knewton.
June 27, 2016
In today's Academic Minute, Case Western Reserve University's Fred Butcher explores how treating trauma in children may be the best way to keep them from ending up in a jail cell in the future.
June 27, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Fred Butcher, research associate with the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education at Case Western Reserve University, explores how treating trauma in children may be the best way to keep them from ending up in a jail cell in the future. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
June 27, 2016
Glenn Arbery, interim president at Wyoming Catholic College, has been promoted to the job on a permanent basis. Marcia J. Ballinger, provost and vice president of academic and learner services at Lorain County Community College, in Ohio, has been promoted to president there.
June 24, 2016
What good is extending your life span if your health doesn’t go along with it? In today's Academic Minute, Scripps Research Institute's Ali Torkamani studies the “wellderly” and what we can learn about healthy aging from this group.
June 24, 2016
Another Supreme Court ruling Thursday had much more direct relevance to higher education, but the justices also let stand a federal appeals court decision that blocked President Obama's 2014 executive actions protecting some adults who reside in the United States illegally.
June 24, 2016
Today in the Academic Minute, Ali Torkamani, an assistant professor of molecular and experimental medicine at Scripps Research Institute, studies healthy older people and what we can learn about aging well from this group. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
June 23, 2016
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court today upheld the University of Texas at Austin's consideration of race and ethnicity in college admissions. The ruling came in a case, Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, about the admissions practices at the UT, but will likely affect admissions and financial aid policies in most of American higher education.
June 23, 2016
Which part of your brain is responsible for giving in to cravings? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Missouri's Matthew Will provides the answer.

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