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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February 6, 2015
Saturday Night Live premiered in 1975, but satire is hardly a new concept. In today's Academic Minute, Mount Saint Mary College's Stephanie Pietros presents a close read of Shakespeare’s Othello as contemporary theater attendees might have interpreted some inside jokes.
February 5, 2015
The suicide of Robin Williams is just the latest example of a celebrity’s actions raising the discussion to national attention. In today's Academic Minute, Indiana University's Jessica Gall Myrick explores the nature of celebrity influence over the population especially in terms of medical conditions.
February 4, 2015
"The STEM Pipeline" is a free compilation of articles and essays -- in print-on-demand format -- exploring different strategies used by faculty members and institutions, and efforts to track their success. The booklet is free and you may download a copy here.  This booklet is part of a series of such compilations that Inside Higher Ed is publishing on a range of topics.
February 4, 2015
What exactly does the job description of First Lady of the United States consist of? Throughout history, the position has taken on a variety of unspoken duties. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Scranton's Jean Wahl Harris takes a deep look at what is expected of First Ladies.
February 3, 2015
The concept of nothingness is very different in outer space. In today's Academic Minute, Ohio State University's Paul Matthew Sutter discusses nothing through the lens of cosmology.
February 2, 2015
Because of their speedy reproductive rates, fruit flies are exceptionally useful for scientific experimentation. We’ve seen it before: here and here. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Massachusetts' Michele Markstein explores their use in improving chemotherapy treatment.
February 2, 2015
Rebecca Bunting, deputy vice chancellor at the University of Portsmouth, in England, has been appointed vice chancellor and chief executive officer of Buckinghamshire New University, also in England. David Rees Evans, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty at Buena Vista University, in Iowa, has been selected as president of Southern Vermont College.
January 30, 2015
On our Jan. 30 program, Elena Silva of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and Western Washington University's Johann Neem join Inside Higher Ed's Scott Jaschik and This Week moderator Casey Green to discuss the foundation's new report on the continued viability of the credit hour in higher education. In our second segment, Keith Hoeller and Alan Trevithick of the Washington Part-Time Faculty Association consider the implications of a possible national walkout of adjunct instructors.
January 30, 2015
The hiding of information and knowledge can prove disastrous. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Toronto Scarborough's David Zweig discusses the effects of knowledge hiding.
January 30, 2015
The Pulse podcast offers highlights from a regional conference on distance learning.

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