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 28, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Joshua Rothman, professor in the Department of History at the University of Alabama, discusses how ads placed for the return of runaway slaves give us a more complete picture of our past. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
July 27, 2016
Florida National University does not infringe the trademark of Florida International University, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. Florida International, a sprawling public university in Miami, successfully prodded what was then called Florida International College to change its name to Florida National College with a similar lawsuit in 1989.
July 27, 2016
Fisk University sparked controversy several years ago when it tried to sell off parts of its collection of Georgia O'Keeffe paintings to help solve its financial problems; the sale was ultimately blocked by a judge and the university wound up sharing its collection with an Arkansas museum in exchange for an infusion of cash.
July 27, 2016
Does publicity add to or subtract from paid promotional materials? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Toronto's Andrew Ching examines whether something needs to be said twice if someone else has already said it for you.
July 27, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Andrew Ching, associate professor of marketing at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management, examines whether something needs to be said twice if someone else has already said it for you. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
July 26, 2016
This month’s edition of the “Pulse” podcast features an interview with Jason Gad, vice president of business development at ExamSoft. In the conversation with Rodney B. Murray, host of “The Pulse,” Gad discusses the company’s approaches to helping colleges assess and analyze their students’ learning.
July 26, 2016
This month's edition of the “Pulse” podcast features an interview with Jason Gad, vice president of business development at ExamSoft.
July 26, 2016
Judith L. Bonner, former president of the University of Alabama, has been appointed provost and executive vice president at Mississippi State University.
July 26, 2016
Sadness might not be a negative emotion when it comes to music. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Jyväskylä's Henna-Riikka Peltola discusses how emotions are never as simple as sad or happy.
July 26, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Henna-Riikka Peltola, university teacher in the department of music at the University of Jyväskylä, discusses how emotions are never as simple as sad or happy. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.

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