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 23, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Matthew Will, associate professor in the department of psychological sciences at the University of Missouri, explains which part of your brain is responsible for giving in to cravings. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
June 23, 2016
The House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce passed five pieces of legislation Wednesday -- a set of minor measures that may be the closest thing to a higher education legislative initiative in Congress this year. The measures deal with simplification of the financial aid process, student financial literary and minority-serving institutions, among other issues. They are unlikely to become law this year.
June 23, 2016
Virginia Arthur, provost at Metropolitan State University, in Minnesota, has been selected as president there. Frank M. Buscher, vice president of academics and student life at Christian Brothers University, in Tennessee, has been chosen as vice president for academic affairs at Aurora University, in Illinois.
June 22, 2016
Economic equality between the sexes is improving, but we’re still not where we need to be. In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Vermont’s Stephanie Seguino says as more women are becoming employed, they also need more quality jobs.
June 22, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Stephanie Seguino, a professor in the department of economics at the University of Vermont, says that as more women are becoming employed, they also need more quality jobs. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
June 21, 2016
Has our current border patrol policy failed? In today's Academic Minute, Princeton University's Douglas Massey examines whether policies made to keep people out are actually keeping them in.
June 21, 2016
Time again for Inside Higher Ed's monthly Cartoon Caption Contest. To suggest a caption for this month's cartoon, which shines a spotlight on adjunct instructors, please click here. Click here to vote for your favorite among three great nominated best caption finalists for last month's cartoon.
June 21, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Douglas Massey, professor of sociology and public affairs at Princeton University, examines whether policies made to keep people out of the United States are actually keeping them in. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
June 20, 2016
June 20, 2016 -- The U.S. Education Department is releasing this week data that it wants to use to help judge the work of accreditors, based on a set of outcomes of the institutions the agencies accredit. Some highlights of the data are in the table below. Accreditor (No. of Institutions)
June 20, 2016
It pays to learn from your mistakes. In today's Academic Minute, Emory University's Samuel Sober explores which parts of our brain avoid making the same error twice.

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