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 17, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute, Dale Fink, associate professor of education at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, explains what happens when recess is taken away for bad behavior. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
February 16, 2017
Could a treatment for Parkinson’s symptoms already be available? In today’s Academic Minute, Touro University’s Zvi Loewy takes a look at a somewhat unlikely source for relief.
February 16, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute, Zvi Loewy, professor of pharmaceutical and biomedical sciences at the Touro College of Pharmacy, takes a look at whether cannabis may be a somewhat unlikely source for relief for Parkinson's. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
February 15, 2017
How do smaller firms compete with the big boys? In today's Academic Minute, the State University of New York at New Paltz's Kevin R. Caskey explores avenues that smaller downhill-ski manufacturers use to get their products on the slopes.
February 15, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute, Kevin R. Caskey, professor of operations management at SUNY New Paltz, explores avenues that smaller downhill-ski manufacturers use to get their products on the slopes. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
February 14, 2017
The number of postdoctoral researchers at American universities held steady in 2015, with a majority of the positions still in the biomedical sciences and clinical medicine. But the proportion of all postdocs who were in those fields continued to decline, while those in neuroscience, engineering and the social sciences increased, according to new data from the National Science Foundation.
February 14, 2017
Science papers aren’t usually the best places to find a good story. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Washington's Ryan Kelly discusses why that needs to change if scientists want to get their point across.
February 14, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute, Ryan Kelly, assistant professor in the school of marine and environmental sciences at the University of Washington, discusses why scientists need to get better at storytelling if they want to get their point across. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
February 13, 2017
Feb. 13, 2017 -- "Higher Ed Economics -- Beyond Tuition" is Inside Higher Ed's new print-on-demand compilation of articles.  The booklet, which you may download free, here, examines some of the creative ways in which institutions are financing their operations to provide a quality education. 
February 13, 2017
To better help students apply their knowledge, instructors in a core course at Ohio State's nursing program had students collaborate to create and present their own digital case studies.

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