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 13, 2015
Is the production of chocolate hurting certain species? In today's Academic Minute, Ohio State University's W. Scott McGraw explains the dark side of cocoa farming.
July 13, 2015
Robert Shireman, who founded the Institute for College Access and Success and engineered the Obama administration's overhaul of student loan programs and increased regulation of for-profit colleges, has found a new home from which to work on higher education issues.
July 10, 2015
Apparently, Marcel Proust was funny. In today's Academic Minute, Mount Holyoke College's Catherine Le Gouis helps us appreciate the famed writer’s comedy.
July 10, 2015
The Obama administration has expressed a slew of concerns about the Senate's version of the 2016 spending bill for the Departments of Education, Health and Human Services, and Labor, including that it would redirect funds away from the Pell Grant program and block enforcement of the administration's gainful employment rules.
July 10, 2015
M. Brian Blake, vice provost for academic affairs and dean of the University of Miami Graduate School, in Florida, has been appointed provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at Drexel University, in Pennsylvania.
July 9, 2015
The availability of subsidized federal student loans play a role in increasing tuition, particularly at less-selective private nonprofit colleges with relatively affluent student bodies and for-profit colleges, a study by researchers for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York finds.
July 9, 2015
Time to play Inside Higher Ed's Cartoon Caption Contest. Get creative and craft a caption for this month's new cartoon. Or click here to cast a vote for your favorite among the three captions for last month's cartoon, chosen by our panel of judges.
July 9, 2015
Does personal interaction with people who hold conflicting ideology influence your thinking? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Toronto's Christopher Liu conducted a fascinating study on the topic.
July 8, 2015
Moody's reports find fiscal stress generally moderating for higher education institutions in 2014, but 1 in 5 colleges remain vulnerable. The have/have-not gap widens.
July 8, 2015
Pass the chocolate! In today's Academic Minute, Northern Arizona University's Larry Stevens discusses the brain-boosting powers of cocoa.

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