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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July 29, 2016
A plan between two major universities in Sydney, Australia, to merge their art schools has been dropped, just five weeks after it was announced, The Australian reported.
July 29, 2016
People cluster together in cities, by chance or by choice. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Southern California's Martin Krieger examines how this applies to physics and whether cities behave like particles in a nucleus.
July 29, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Martin Krieger, professor of planning at the University of Southern California, examines how the clustering of people in metropolitan areas applies to physics and whether cities behave like particles in a nucleus. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
July 28, 2016
More information on enslaved people has come from an unlikely place. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Alabama's Joshua Rothman discusses how ads placed for the return of runaway slaves gives us a more complete picture of our history.
July 28, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Joshua Rothman, professor in the Department of History at the University of Alabama, discusses how ads placed for the return of runaway slaves give us a more complete picture of our past. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
July 27, 2016
Florida National University does not infringe the trademark of Florida International University, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. Florida International, a sprawling public university in Miami, successfully prodded what was then called Florida International College to change its name to Florida National College with a similar lawsuit in 1989.
July 27, 2016
Fisk University sparked controversy several years ago when it tried to sell off parts of its collection of Georgia O'Keeffe paintings to help solve its financial problems; the sale was ultimately blocked by a judge and the university wound up sharing its collection with an Arkansas museum in exchange for an infusion of cash.
July 27, 2016
Does publicity add to or subtract from paid promotional materials? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Toronto's Andrew Ching examines whether something needs to be said twice if someone else has already said it for you.
July 27, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Andrew Ching, associate professor of marketing at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management, examines whether something needs to be said twice if someone else has already said it for you. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
July 26, 2016
This month’s edition of the “Pulse” podcast features an interview with Jason Gad, vice president of business development at ExamSoft. In the conversation with Rodney B. Murray, host of “The Pulse,” Gad discusses the company’s approaches to helping colleges assess and analyze their students’ learning.

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