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.

To reach this person, click here.

Most Recent Articles

April 8, 2009
Ohio State has lifted a brief ban on postings on its Facebook page. The Associated Press reported that, last week, the university deleted a posting on its Facebook page that questioned President E. Gordon Gee's work on the board of an energy company. Then, the AP reported, Ohio State blocked all postings on its Facebook page. But now the university will allow postings.
April 8, 2009
The University of California at Santa Cruz is asking parents of students to talk to their children about why they shouldn't participate in 4/20, an unofficial but popular pot-smoking event held each year at the university on April 20. The Santa Cruz Sentinel reported that Felicia McGinty, vice chancellor of student affairs, sent an e-mail to the parents of freshmen saying: "I encourage you to talk with your student about his or her plans for 4/20.
April 8, 2009
The American Council on Education has selected its next 42 fellows for a leadership development program that is known for landing participants on a fast track to senior appointments. The program places faculty members and mid-level administrators who have been identified as having potential talent for more senior positions at another campus for a semester or year during which the fellows are assigned administrative duties while being assigned a mentor, frequently a campus president.
April 7, 2009
Community college students on academic probation who were required to take "college success" courses were more likely to return to good academic standing than were those who participated in a voluntary alternative, according to a new study by MDRC.
April 7, 2009
Sallie Mae announced Monday that it would create 2,000 jobs in the United States by bringing back to the country call center, technology and other workers that the student loan provider has spread across the globe in recent years. "The current economic environment has caused our communities to struggle with job losses," Albert L. Lord, Sallie Mae's chief executive officer, said in a news release. “We also contribute economically to the many communities where we operate our business.
April 7, 2009
Students at the University of Maryland at College Park weren't going to let a little threat from a state legislator stand in the way, though they modified their plans a bit. After campus administrators canceled a planned showing of a pornographic movie, "Pirates II: Stagnetti's Revenge," in the wake of a state legislator's threat to to cut off funds to the institution, student leaders showed excerpts of the movie amid a discussion of free speech on Monday night.
April 7, 2009
The previous winners predicted by Inside Higher Ed's perennial Academic Performance Tournament bracket have historically flamed out in a relatively early round, given that they were required to advance through the real NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament on the basis of their on-the-court skill, not how the teams have performed on the Academic Progress Rate, the NCAA's main measure of teams' academic success, as in our version of the tourney.
April 7, 2009
Constantine Papadakis, who transformed Drexel U. and earned fans and critics along the way, dies suddenly.
April 6, 2009
Arts groups and educators are protesting recent notices sent to a dozen fine arts instructors at Parsons the New School for Design, telling them that they will not be teaching next semester, The New York Times reported. Because Parsons relies on part-time instructors for fine arts courses, some see the move as destroying any sense of job security at the institution. Further, the move comes at a time of faculty and student anger over management of the New School, of which Parsons is a part.
April 6, 2009
The diocese of Scranton is asking four local Roman Catholic colleges to turn over documents related to student health services to provide "assurance" that the institutions are not providing or encouraging birth control, The Republican-Herald reported. The request followed a report in the student newspaper of St.

Pages

Back to Top