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 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.
July 25, 2016
Bringing people together for a weekend can be better for a city than building a museum. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst's Jonathan Wynn discusses how more performances and less concrete can lead to fewer problems for cities.
July 22, 2016
Retaining one’s cultural identity can be important for couples in intercultural unions. In today’s Academic Minute, Whitman College’s Helen Kim examines if combining cultures, races or religious backgrounds can make both stronger in the long run.
July 22, 2016
Today in the Academic Minute, Helen Kim, associate professor of sociology at Whitman College, examines if combining cultures, races or religious backgrounds can make both members of an intercultural couple stronger in the long run. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
July 22, 2016
Christon Arthur, dean of the Andrews University School of Graduate Studies & Research at Andrews University, in Michigan, has been promoted to provost there. Neeli Bendapudi, the Henry D. Price Dean of the School of Business at the University of Kansas, has been named provost and executive vice chancellor there.
July 21, 2016
How can tree rings and shipwrecks help us predict where hurricanes will hit in the future? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Arizona's Valerie Trouet explains how studying the past can help us protect ourselves in the 21st century.
July 21, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Valerie Trouet, associate professor of dendrochronology at the University of Arizona, explains how studying the past can help us protect ourselves in the 21st century. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
July 20, 2016
Next time you go for a run, think about leaving your shoes at home. In today's Academic Minute, the University of North Florida's Tracy Alloway examines if running barefoot is better for your memory.
July 20, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Tracy Alloway, professor of psychology at the University of North Florida, examines if running barefoot is better for your memory. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.

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