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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December 16, 2015
Alcohol dependence is tough to treat effectively. In today's Academic Minute, Pia Steensland of the Karolinska Institutet details her research into a new treatment option.
December 16, 2015
Drops at for-profit and community colleges and among adult students drive the declines.
December 15, 2015
Does being obese protect you from acquiring certain diseases? In today's Academic Minute, Boston University's Andrew Stokes explains why this misconception can finally be put to rest.
December 14, 2015
Overburdening children with caregiving responsibilities can have negative affects in adulthood. In today's Academic Minute, Michigan State University's Amy Nuttall describes her research in this area.
December 11, 2015
Is there a dangerous amount of arsenic in your favorite wine? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Washington's Denise Wilson explores the increase of arsenic in our food supply.
December 10, 2015
Is getting out of prison good for prisoners? In today's Academic Minute, Arizona State University's Kevin A. Wright explores how the communities offenders come home to can often look like the prisons they were just in.
December 10, 2015
The University of Tennessee at Martin has been placed on probation by its regional accreditor for falling short of standards related to evidence of institutional effectiveness and general education competencies. At its meeting this week, the college commission of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools placed UT-Martin on probation for 12 months to give it time to come into compliance with the standards. SACS also removed two institutions from probation: Louisiana College and Norfolk State University.
December 10, 2015
This month's edition of the Pulse podcast presents an interview with Don Kassner, CEO and president of ProctorU, a remote proctoring service. In the interview, Kassner explains how universities use his company's services and the reliability of the biometrics ProctorU uses, among other topics.
December 10, 2015
This month's edition of the Pulse podcast features an interview with Don Kassner, CEO and president of ProctorU, which provides remote proctoring of online exams.
December 9, 2015
"States and Public Higher Ed: Growing Economic Strains Challenge Public Colleges and Universities" is Inside Higher Ed's new print-on-demand compilation of articles. The PDF booklet features articles with the latest data and strategies from a range of public institutions. This compilation is free and you may download a copy here.

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