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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April 1, 2016
Knowing how to use the latest social media platform can be a boon for your brand. In today's Academic Minute, St. John Fisher College's Hemant Sashittal details how certain brands are using Snapchat to get in touch with a younger audience.
March 31, 2016
Can risky behaviors as a teen predict what kind of father a boy will be? In today's Academic Minute, Northwestern University's Craig Garfield discusses how focusing on boys too may help prevent teen pregnancies.
March 30, 2016
What can erosion tell us about climate change? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Texas at Austin's Sean Gulick explains how climate can grind mountains faster than they can be rebuilt.
March 29, 2016
This month's edition of the "Pulse" podcast features an interview with Bryan Alexander, senior researcher for the New Media Consortium.
March 29, 2016
This month's edition of the technology podcast features a discussion with the senior researcher at the New Media Consortium.
March 29, 2016
What do self-control and poverty have to do with each other? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Oregon's Elliot Berkman explores how self-control and a focus on the present can make it hard for people to position themselves for success in the future.
March 28, 2016
Does your sex help determine how annoying you find your co-workers? In today's Academic Minute, Michigan State University's Chris Hopwood examines the psychology behind how both sexes perceive the actions of others.
March 25, 2016
Show me the money. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Iowa's Kang Zhao, details how his research team came up with a system to determine whether a movie will be a hit … or a flop. 
March 24, 2016
Elizabeth Burns, interim provost of Marygrove College, in Michigan, has been selected as president there. Paul Lowell Haines, a partner at the law firm Faegre Baker Daniels, in Indiana, has been appointed president of Taylor University, also in Indiana.
March 24, 2016
Having PTSD may hinder your ability to imagine a positive future for yourself. In today's Academic Minute, Sarah Lawrence College's Adam Brown delves into treatment options to help reverse this cognitive disorder.

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