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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May 30, 2018
Eat less and exercise more? In today's Academic Minute, part of New York Institute of Technology Week, Joanne Donoghue looks into a specific case where this may hurt some athletes.
May 30, 2018
Today on the Academic Minute, part of New York Institute of Technology Week, Joanne Donoghue, assistant professor of osteopathic manual medicine there, looks into a specific case where eating less and exercising more may hurt some athletes. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
May 30, 2018
The California Community Colleges and California State University have teamed up to create a catalog of 10,000 classes that are transferable between the two systems, to improve students' ability to complete courses during the summer to speed their path to a degree.
May 29, 2018
We need to design cities for a warming climate. In today's Academic Minute, part of New York Institute of Technology Week, Jeffrey Raven has more.
May 28, 2018
Solitary confinement has wide-ranging effects on young adults. In today's Academic Minute, part of New York Institute of Technology Week, Emily Restivo examines these effects.
May 25, 2018
When making a decision, do you follow your heart or your head? In today's Academic Minute, Cornell University's Kaitlin Woolley explores how information avoidance can influence how you make your decisions.
May 25, 2018
Today on the Academic Minute: Kaitlin Woolley, assistant professor of marketing at the SC Johnson College of Business at Cornell University, looks into how information avoidance can influence how you make your decisions. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
May 25, 2018
The University of Chicago has agreed to pay $6.5 million to settle a class action alleging that it failed its fiduciary duty to employees in ways that forced them to pay excessive fees in their retirement plan, Investment News reported.
May 25, 2018
U.S. (again) pushes back controversial regulation requiring online programs to gain approval from states in which they operate, this time to 2020.
May 24, 2018
Today on the Academic Minute: Natalie Sarrazin, associate professor of ethnomusicology and music education at SUNY Brockport, explains how youth in India find western music online, but their culture is making the shift slowly. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.

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