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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February 25, 2015
WASHINGTON -- A federal panel on Tuesday began a set of negotiations aimed at drafting new regulations to expand the availability of income-based student loan repayment to more borrowers. The negotiated rule-making committee, which the U.S.
February 25, 2015
Chad Brown, provost and executive vice president of Zane State College, in Ohio, has been promoted to president there. Andrew H. Card Jr., acting dean of the George H. W. Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University, has been selected as president of Franklin Pierce University, in New Hampshire.
February 24, 2015
New insights into pertussis are helping to fight the disease. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Texas at Austin's Jennifer Maynard describes her work to fight whooping cough.
February 23, 2015
To tap into private investment funds while retaining its public mission, a California nonprofit university becomes a "benefit corporation." Is the status legit -- and will other colleges follow?
February 23, 2015
In today's Academic Minute, the interconnectedness of nature is on full display, as the University of North Florida's Cliff Ross discusses his work studying ecology of the Florida Keys to better understand coral reefs.
February 23, 2015
The U.S. Education Department is today proposing rules for carrying out the First in the World Program, the Obama administration's effort to stimulate innovation in higher education. The notice, published in Monday's Federal Register, lays out the priorities the department will use in awarding the program's grants in 2016.
February 20, 2015
On our Feb. 20 program, David Hawkins of the National Association for College Admission Counseling and Todd Rinehart of the University of Denver join Inside Higher Ed Editor Scott Jaschik to discuss a recent controversy involving presidential influence in admissions at the University of Texas at Austin. And in our other segment, the University of Denver's Arthur Jones and Henry Reichman of the American Association of University Professors explore Denver's new approach to employing non-tenure-track faculty -- a possible model for other institutions.
February 20, 2015
A new university system focused on health care -- and financed in an unusual way -- was announced this morning, backed by the German publishing giant Bertelsmann.I'm not sure I understand how Bertelsmann is involved here—just with a financial stake in Arist? Possible to add another line clarifying? sb Arist Education System said it would create a system of graduate and professional health and human sciences institutions.
February 20, 2015
In this month's edition, Bryan Alexander of the New Media Consortium discusses the future of higher education, the role of technology, and issues such as the Carnegie Unit and the adjunctification of the faculty.
February 20, 2015
The Pulse podcast features an interview with Bryan Alexander.

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