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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March 31, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute, Christopher Austin, associate professor in the department of biological sciences at Louisiana State University, explores a new way to gather information on the past. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
March 30, 2017
Is racial diversity confined to big cities? In today's Academic Minute, Pennsylvania State University's Jennifer Van Hook looks at the diversity of rural America and whether it is here to stay.
March 30, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute, Jennifer Van Hook, professor of sociology and demography at Penn State University, looks at the diversity of rural America and whether it is here to stay. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.    
March 29, 2017
Eduventures on Wednesday released a review of the marketplace of data analytics firms serving higher education. The 24 companies Eduventures assesses include those that specialize in both the learning analytics and operational analytics spaces, and include a range of enterprise, domain-specific, bundled, and stand-alone solutions.
March 29, 2017
A new report about how to assure quality for nontraditional higher ed providers prompts a more basic question: What do we mean by quality? Eleven experts weigh in.
March 29, 2017
Is eating red meat bad for you? In today's Academic Minute, Purdue University's Wayne Campbell delves into this question.
March 29, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute, Wayne Campbell, professor of nutrition science at Purdue University, examines whether eating red meat is bad for you. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
March 28, 2017
Get up and move. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Dayton's Kimberly Bigelow explains why being active can help older adults live better and avoid falls.
March 28, 2017
Survey of campus employees finds professors focus on saving for retirement and doubt their financial literacy; administrative staff worry more about the near term.
March 28, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute, Kimberly Bigelow, associate professor in the bioengineering graduate program at the University of Dayton, explains why being active can help older adults live better and avoid falls. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.

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