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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May 27, 2009
Gathering of policy makers and researchers reveals widespread agreement that financial aid system should be streamlined -- but offers little confidence that it will be.
May 27, 2009
As legislators in California took steps to toughen their regulation of one of the state's two major university systems, they are poised to strengthen their ability to regulate the other, according to newspapers in the state.
May 27, 2009
Having just brought the curtain down on a series of negotiations over possible changes to federal rules governing higher education, the U.S. Education Department is starting a new round of deliberations -- and this time, the Obama administration is putting its stamp on the process by exploring several accountability issues related to for-profit higher education.
May 27, 2009
A fledgling group designed to represent the interests but also certify the work of international student recruiters took more formal shape Tuesday.
May 27, 2009
Several states are cutting back the payments they make to help residents pay back student loans they took out to enter high-demand fields such as teaching and nursing, The New York Times reported.
May 26, 2009
The Educational Testing Service is investigating a possible security violation in South Korea involving the January administration of the SAT.
May 26, 2009
Liberty University has withdrawn recognition from its campus Democratic club, saying that its support for candidates who favor abortion rights and other political stances in conflict with the university's religious views are inappropriate, The Lynchburg News Advance reported. The Republican student group will continue to be recognized. Virginia Gov. Timothy M.
May 26, 2009
The Dalai Lama has offered to donate $100,000 to help Florida International University raise other money to stave off the elimination of its religious studies department, the Miami Herald reported. The department is one of many programs and degrees facing elimination because of state budget cuts, and Nathan M. Katz, a professor who is trying to save the department, who has known the Dalai Lama since studying in India in 1973, wrote him asking for help.
May 26, 2009
Israel's Supreme Court on Monday ruled that the country's military could continue to use non-security related criteria to deny visas to Palestinians seeking to enroll at Israeli universities, but that students denied visas have the right to a court hearing, The Jerusalem Post reported.
May 26, 2009
William Ayers, the one-time Weather Underground leader who has become a leading education researcher at the University of Illinois at Chicago, has again been barred from Canada. Over the years, Ayers has visited Canada many times, but was turned away in January when he was trying to go to the University of Toronto to give an invited talk.

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