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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April 28, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Steven Whiting, assistant professor of management at the University of Central Florida, examines how being part of the team can lead to a bigger payday from your employer. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
April 27, 2016
This month's edition of the “Pulse” podcast features an interview with Christopher Jaynes, chief technology officer at Mersive, whose Solstice product enables multiple users to share a common display on their own devices.
April 27, 2016
This month's edition of the “Pulse” podcast features an interview with Christopher Jaynes, chief technology officer at Mersive.
April 27, 2016
In today's Academic Minute, the University of Texas at Austin's Andrew Ellington explains how microscopic machines may be the key to defeating this disease.
April 27, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Andrew Ellington, professor in the department of molecular biosciences at the University of Texas at Austin, explains how microscopic machines may be the key to defeating cancer.
April 26, 2016
A federal appeals court on Monday issued a straightforward ruling rejecting a former student's lawsuit accusing Southern Methodist University of breaching its obligation to treat him fairly. While the appeals panel's conclusion may be perfectly sound legal theory, its core finding -- that "Texas law does not impose a duty of good faith and fair dealing in the student-university relationship" -- probably wouldn't be how most institutions would market themselves to students.
April 26, 2016
If ethanol consumption is known to be toxic, why have humans consumed it throughout history? In today's Academic Minute, Santa Fe College's Matthew Carrigan discusses this paradox.
April 26, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute: Matthew Carrigan, professor of biology at Santa Fe College, discusses a paradox -- ethanol consumption is known to be toxic, but humans have consumed it throughout history. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
April 25, 2016
“The Critical Role of General Education” is Inside Higher Ed's newest print-on-demand compilation of articles. This compilation, which contains articles and essays on institutional experiments with general education and other topics, is free, and you may download a copy here.
April 25, 2016
How much do you know about landfills? In today's Academic Minute, Binghamton University's Joshua Reno explains how becoming more aware of where our trash goes might be a good way to start reducing it.

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