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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January 14, 2016
The University of Missouri at Columbia said it would bar its men's basketball team from postseason play this season and impose other penalties for violations uncovered by a joint investigation with the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Missouri said in its statement that NCAA investigators had been tipped off to potential problems more than two years ago.
January 13, 2016
The use of herbicides is widespread, but we don’t know the whole story. In today's Academic Minute, Towson University's John Sivey examines what happens to these chemicals after they are applied.
January 13, 2016
NCAA punishes U of Louisiana-Lafayette over egregious case of test fraud -- and the university in turn sues ACT over its role.
January 12, 2016
Susan L. Burrow, interim president of Central Alabama Community College, has been named to the job on a permanent basis.
January 12, 2016
When companies are innovative, they can bring benefit, but also harm. In today's Academic Minute, Robert Edgell of SUNY Polytechnic Institute explains that not all these companies have our best interests at heart.
January 11, 2016
Did scientific rivalry delay an important discovery in brain research? In today's Academic Minute, Indiana University's Franco Pestilli examines how a once-forgotten discovery may bring huge benefits to our health.
January 11, 2016
NCAA punished more than half of Power Five conference members and more than a quarter of all Division I colleges for major violations in last decade.
January 8, 2016
Cities are constantly developing and aging. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Southern California's Martin H. Krieger delves into how modern physics helps define the characteristics of our cities.
January 8, 2016
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January 7, 2016
Do the clothes make the man? In today's Academic Minute, Yale University's Michael Kraus examines how what you wear can affect your job performance and social status.

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