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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January 7, 2010
The Obama administration on Wednesday announced a series of new and expanded efforts -- many involving colleges and universities -- aimed at producing thousands of new math and science teachers over the next decade. President Obama drew attention to the initiatives as part of the "Educate to Innovate" campaign that he introduced last fall.
January 7, 2010
Weeks after a judge threw out key charges in a case alleging inappropriate ties between a former state legislator and a Florida community college, prosecutors on Wednesday filed aggressive new criminal charges against the lawmaker and the college's former president, The Miami Herald reported.
January 7, 2010
Yale University has announced a gift of $8,888,888 to help build a new campus for the business school. The gift is from Lei Zhang, who earned his M.B.A. there, and who selected the size of the gift because eight is considered a lucky number if Chinese cultures.
January 7, 2010
Tired of watching the United States and other countries woo its best scientists away, China is increasingly fighting to keep them, The New York Times reports. The newspaper focuses on the recent luring of Shi Yigong, a Princeton University biologist who turned down a big grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to return to become a dean at Tsinghua University in Beijing.
January 7, 2010
As colleges' plead for help, governor proposes constitutional amendment to ensure public universities get at least 10 percent of state funds. Plan is a long shot, but a symbolic boost.
January 6, 2010
William Brown, interim provost and dean of the Geneva Casebolt College of Music, Arts and Letters at Southwest Baptist University, in Missouri, has been appointed as provost on a permanent basis.
January 6, 2010
Connecticut college sues former investment manager, charging that, with friends and family members, he conspired to enrich himself and shortchanged his job.
January 6, 2010
Report finds that many colleges judge retention programs based purely on outcomes, not cost, providing incomplete picture of their effectiveness; it offers method for doing both.
January 6, 2010
More law students say that their legal education has bolstered their commitment to public service -- and more students anticipate seeking public interest law jobs. Those two findings from the latest iteration of the Law School Survey of Student Engagement suggest that the economic downturn is influencing the perceptions of law students. The survey, produced by the Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research, examines the views from 26,000 law students at 82 schools on a wide range of aspects of their legal educations.
January 6, 2010
The Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences has banned students or others on its campuses from covering their faces, The Boston Globe reported. College officials say that the rules are designed to promote safety. But Muslim groups say that the ban should have an exemption for those who wear face veils for religious reasons, as is the case with some Muslim women.

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