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 18, 2017
There might be a better way to combat government leakers before the information is spread. In today's Academic Minute, Case Western Reserve University's Cassandra Burke Robertson looks into how to fight the dumping of confidential information from the inside.
July 18, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute, Cassandra Burke Robertson, professor of law at Case Western Reserve University, looks into how to fight the dumping of confidential information from the inside. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
July 17, 2017
Should the U.S. reconsider its stance on hate speech? In today's Academic Minute, Villanova University's Billie Murray discusses whether limits should be placed.
July 17, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute, Billie Murray, associate professor in the department of communication at Villanova University, discusses whether limits should be placed on hate speech. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
July 14, 2017
Could video games help fight depression? In today's Academic Minute, Jorge Pena of the University of California, Davis, explores this question among college students.
July 14, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute, Jorge Pena, associate professor in the department of communication at the University of California, Davis, examines if using video games could help fight depression among college students. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
July 14, 2017
Nearly 20 percent more people took the Law School Admission Test in June than did in the same month in 2016, the largest year-over-year increase in more than 15 years, according to the Law School Admission Council. The total number of test takers last month was 27,606, up 19.8 percent from the June 2016 administration.
July 13, 2017
Are we returning to the war on crime era of the late 20th century? In today's Academic Minute, Louisiana State University's Bryan McCann delves into how criminality is framed through art and policy today.
July 13, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute, Bryan McCann, assistant professor in the department of communication studies at Louisiana State University, delves into how criminality is framed through art and policy today. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
July 13, 2017
In draft bill, House Republicans reject administration plan to slash research reimbursements, propose increased spending on NIH and college prep programs, and sustain AmeriCorps. Panel would take $3.3 billion from Pell surplus.

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