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 12, 2009
Suspicious that its reuse program wasn't effective, Southern Polytechnic audited its campus trash. The findings weren't pretty.
March 11, 2009
DeVry Inc. says it has agreed to purchase a majority stake in a private higher education provider that operates three universities with a total of five campuses in Brazil. DeVry, an Illinois company whose holdings include DeVry University and Ross University, will purchase 69 percent and eventually up to 82 percent of Fanor, whose three universities educate about 10,000 students in northeastern Brazil.
March 11, 2009
President Obama has nominated Sherburne (Shere) Abbott, director of the Center for Science and Practice of Sustainability at the University of Texas at Austin, to be associate director of environment for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Abbott formerly was chief international officer at the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
March 11, 2009
In the past three years, Maryland's state university system has seen a sharp increase in the gap between the six-year black graduation rates and those of other students. The Baltimore Sun reported that the black rate is 40 percent, while the rate for all students is 65 percent. That 25-point gap is up from a 15-point gap just three years ago. System officials said that they were frustrated by the trend.
March 11, 2009
New federal data show small increase in number of Americans enrolled in college in 2007 -- with fastest growth in for-profit sector.
March 10, 2009
Female college students may be drinking excessively based on a false assumption. A study published in this month's Psychology of Addictive Behaviors finds that many female students drink on the assumption that male students will find them more attractive. But scholars who polled male and female students found that, in a variety of situations, the women overestimate how much the men want them to drink -- generally by one and one half drinks.
March 10, 2009
States need to take specific steps during the recession to assure access to higher education, says a statement released Tuesday by the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education.
March 10, 2009
Citing financial difficulties, Quinnipiac University, in Connecticut, will eliminate its men’s golf, men’s outdoor track and women’s volleyball teams at the end of the academic year.
March 10, 2009
Florida and Connecticut officials are investigating the closure of the Connecticut School of Broadcasting, a nationwide for-profit education chain, The Palm Beach Post reported. School officials blamed the closure on the tightening private loan market for students, but state officials are wondering whether students were admitted (and required to pay tuition bills) at a point when the school was already planning to shut down.

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