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 1, 2016
Students don’t like putting away their cell phones -- even in class. In today's Academic Minute, Widener University's Dwight DeWerth-Pallmeyer discusses one way to get students thinking about how much they use their devices and how this could help the classroom over all.
December 1, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Dwight DeWerth-Pallmeyer, associate professor of communication studies at Widener University, explains one way to get students thinking about how much they use their devices and how this could help the classroom over all. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
November 30, 2016
Global companies face a lot of challenges. In today's Academic Minute, SUNY New Paltz's Russell Zwanka discusses how social media can cause problems when a practice is accepted in one place but not in another.
November 30, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Russell Zwanka, professor of marketing at SUNY New Paltz, discusses how social media can cause problems when one practice is accepted in one place but not in another. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
November 29, 2016
Loneliness might be passed on from one generation to another. In today's Academic Minute, Abraham Palmer of the University of California, San Diego, asks if a tendency for loneliness can be found in your genes.
November 29, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Abraham Palmer, professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego, examines if a tendency for loneliness can be found in your genes. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
November 28, 2016
How is your exercise routine? In today's Academic Minute, Iowa State University's Alison Phillips examines a way to make a new habit stick.
November 28, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Alison Phillips, assistant professor of psychology at Iowa State University, examines a way to make a new habit -- like a new exercise routine -- stick. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
November 25, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Philip Watkins, professor in the college of social sciences at Eastern Washington University, explores how gratitude exercises can help strength your sense of well-being. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
November 23, 2016
James N. Baldwin, executive vice president and acting president at Excelsior College, in New York, has been appointed president on a permanent basis. Keith Carver, executive assistant to the president of the University of Tennessee System, has been selected as chancellor of the University of Tennessee at Martin.

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