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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January 4, 2016
The loan guarantor USA Funds plans to file a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court today seeking to overturn a federal appeals court ruling that barred the agency from collecting fees from a borrower who had defaulted on her student loan but started repaying it. The court's decision was backed by the Obama administration and cheered by consumer advocates. But USA Funds believes the Supreme Court is poised to overturn an earlier ruling, in a case known as Auer v.
January 4, 2016
The United States spends more money per student on higher education than any of the other developed countries in the Group of 20, while its performance on many attainment measures does not lead the pack, a new report from the National Center for Education Statistics shows. The report compares the U.S. and the other G-20 countries on a wide variety of K-12 and postsecondary education indicators. Among the highlights:
December 31, 2015
The following podcasts have won the Academic Minute's awards for 2015 (and, belatedly, for 2014).
December 31, 2015
The following podcasts have won the Academic Minute's awards for 2015 (and, belatedly, for 2014). Congratulations to:
December 22, 2015
T.J. Arant, interim chief academic officer at York College of Pennsylvania, has been selected as senior vice president for academic and student affairs and provost at Georgia Gwinnett College.
December 22, 2015
Can advertising help explain the rise of Donald Trump? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Florida's Jon Morris discusses how the candidate is making his case by engaging with voter’s emotions.
December 21, 2015
Black colleges can suffer from a negative perception from their peers. In today's Academic Minute, Melissa E. Wooten of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst has more on how this view should be changed.
December 21, 2015
Congress passes a 2016 spending and tax bill that blows away caps on discretionary spending to fund more student aid and health research.
December 18, 2015
As the year comes to a close, here are the news, opinion and career advice articles and blog posts that most interested you, our readers, in 2015. Thanks for your interest in and support for what we do. We'll resume full-scale publishing on Jan. 4, 2016. Keep the ideas and tips coming. --The Editors *** News Articles
December 18, 2015
Is Tesla channeling its inner Henry Ford? In today's Academic Minute, Miami University's W. Rocky Newman explores the differences and similarities between these automakers, which changed the game nearly 100 years apart.

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