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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September 22, 2009
With the economic downturn threatening the viability of some university presses, any "review" of a publishing house is likely to crank up the jitters.
September 22, 2009
Jill Landesberg-Boyle has agreed to go on leave, ending her controversial term as president of Florida Keys Community College, The Miami Herald reported. While Landesberg-Boyle was praised by some at the college for academic improvements, many employees charged her with creating a destructive work environment. Until her contract ends on June 15, she will keep her salary and benefits package of $157,000 a year.
September 22, 2009
Spanish officials have barred a team from Ariel College, an Israeli college located in occupied land on the West Bank, from participating in an international competition among university student teams to build a solar-powered house, Israel News reported. Ariel's team had reached the finalist round, but a statement from the contest organizers said it could not continue.
September 22, 2009
An American college administrator who happened to pick up a daily newspaper in Britain on Monday could have been forgiven for doing a double take to see whether he or she was back home. The British press was filled with news likely to resonate with anyone who has been following policy discussions about higher education in the U.S. in recent months.
September 22, 2009
The Carnegie Corporation of New York is honoring four college presidents with "academic leadership" grants of $500,000 each to support academic initiatives at their institutions. The winners are: Leon Botstein of Bard College, Scott Cowen of Tulane University, Amy Gutmann of the University of Pennsylvania, and William E. Kirwan of the University System of Maryland.
September 21, 2009
Malcolm Casadaban, a professor of molecular genetics at the University of Chicago, died recently from an infection linked to the plague, which he was studying, the Chicago Tribune reported. He was doing research on a weakened laboratory strain of the bacteria Yersinia pestis. University officials said that they believed that no others are in any danger.
September 21, 2009
The board of Florida Keys Community College will meet today and may fire Jill Landesberg-Boyle as president, The Miami Herald reported. The board has already restricted her ability to fire anyone. In two years in office, she has won praise from many -- and appears to have strong backing from current faculty members -- for improving academic programs, finding additional funds for projects and beautifying the campus.
September 21, 2009
Looking to broaden H1N1 awareness on campuses, two U.S. cabinet members and a researcher from the Centers for Disease Control hosted a Friday afternoon conference call for college newspaper reporters and editors. Arne Duncan, secretary of education, and Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of health and human services, outlined the guidance their departments released last month on how higher education should prevent and handle outbreaks. Sebelius said vaccine distribution to colleges and universities in October.
September 21, 2009
The board of Missouri Southern State University has renewed the contract of Bruce Speck, the president, and also told him he must improve his relations with faculty members, The Joplin Globe reported. Board leaders said that they were aware of the plans of faculty leaders to call a vote of no confidence, and wanted to see faculty-administrator relations improved.
September 21, 2009
The State University of New York at Geneseo is allowing early decision applicants this year to decide whether or not to submit SAT or ACT scores.

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