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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March 27, 2017
Does observing fear in others change your brain? In today's Academic Minute, Virginia Tech's Alexei Morozov determines the answer.
March 27, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute, Alexei Morozov, assistant professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, explores whether observing fear in others changes one's brain. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
March 24, 2017
Lorrie Clemo, provost and vice president for academic affairs at the State University of New York College at Oswego, has been selected as president of D'Youville College, also in New York.
March 24, 2017
Concussions are becoming a serious medical issue in athletics. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Dayton's Susan Davies explores these injuries off the field and in the classroom.
March 24, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute, Susan Davies, associate professor of school psychology at the University of Dayton, explores the impact of concussions off the field. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
March 23, 2017
Do SNAP benefits reduce ER visits? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Missouri's Colleen Heflin examines this question.
March 23, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute, Colleen Heflin, professor in the school of public affairs at the University of Missouri, examines whether SNAP benefits reduce emergency room visits. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
March 23, 2017
The emergence of a growing and disjointed landscape of alternative providers of postsecondary learning requires a new system of quality assurance, and a group of organizations with an interest in alternative learning suggests several possible structures to accomplish that, according to a report released Wednesday.
March 22, 2017
The founder of what was seemingly the first "online program management" companies dies, at a time the industry is both growing and in flux.
March 22, 2017
On Tuesday Inside Higher Ed presented a webinar about the tricky issues concerning making digital materials accessible to students with disabilities. Listen in as editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman discuss the issues and answer questions from the audience.

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