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 19, 2017
How do you have a breakthrough in randomness? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Texas at Austin's David Zuckerman details how algorithms and computers can make sense of randomness.
January 19, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute, David Zuckerman, professor in the department of computer science at the University of Texas at Austin, explains how algorithms and computers can make sense of randomness. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
January 18, 2017
Celiac disease and gluten have become big topics in the news. In today's Academic Minute, St. Lawrence University's Paul Graham takes a detailed look at this rare affliction.
January 18, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute, Paul Graham, associate professor of English at St. Lawrence University, takes a detailed look at the rare affliction celiac disease. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
January 17, 2017
We’re in the middle of an opioid crisis. In today’s Academic Minute, the University of North Florida’s David Courtwright discusses an earlier epidemic and what we can learn from it.
January 17, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute, David Courtwright, professor of history at the University of North Florida, discusses an earlier epidemic and what we can learn from it. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
January 16, 2017
The lasting impacts of Jim Crow can’t always be seen with our eyes. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Dayton's Ruth Thompson-Miller discusses how some scars are carried on the inside.
January 16, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute, Ruth Thompson-Miller, assistant professor of sociology at the University of Dayton, discusses how some scars -- like those of the Jim Crow era -- are carried on the inside. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
January 13, 2017
Roughly one in four students are leaving British colleges and universities with top honors, raising concerns about grade inflation and the devaluation of degrees, The Telegraph reported. More than 104,000 students graduated last year with a top degree classification, a fivefold increase since 1999, the newspaper said, prompting some leading employers to shift their emphasis from grades to work experience in the hiring process.
January 13, 2017
A new professional football league is presenting itself as an alternative to college-age players who want to be treated like employees rather than students, The Washington Post reported. The founders of Pacific Pro Football, which will start in 2018 with four teams in Southern California, plan to require players to be no more than four years out of high school, taking aim directly at college-age players, and will pay them an average of $50,000 a year.

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