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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April 9, 2009
A for-profit education company owned by a leading private equity firm has bought Florida Technical College, which operates three career-oriented campuses, according to Stifel Nicolaus Investment Banking, which announced the sale. EduK, which operates several colleges in Puerto Rico and is financed by Leeds Equity Partners, completed its purchase of Florida Technical College from Forefront Education, Stifel Nicolaus said. Florida Tech operates 17 programs on three campuses.
April 9, 2009
The bishop for the Diocese of Scranton has deemed the response of four Catholic colleges to his inquiry into contraceptives on campus “insufficient.” The presidents of King’s College, Misericordia University, Marywood University and the University of Scranton said in a joint letter Monday that they do not provide condoms or oral contraceptives on campus, but the bishop said further documentation is needed – citing two specific reasons for concern, including the inclusion of condoms on Marywood’s packing
April 9, 2009
Johns Hopkins Medicine has become the latest medical school to bar gifts from pharmaceutical companies. New policies announced Wednesday prohibit the acceptance of gifts or entertainment -- including food -- regardless of value, from pharmaceutical and medical device companies. Consulting arrangements that carry compensation but no real duties also are barred.
April 9, 2009
Joseph Massad may have won an epic tenure battle at Columbia University. No official announcements have been made by Columbia or Massad, but The Angry Arab News Service -- a blog sympathetic to him -- quotes him as confirming campus reports that he has been assured of tenure. Many scholars of Middle Eastern studies believe Massad deserves tenure and that his promotion has been held up unreasonably because of opposition by pro-Israel groups.
April 9, 2009
President Obama on Wednesday nominated New Jersey's top higher education official (who is also a former top aide to U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy) to head the Labor Department agency that oversees federal job training programs. Jane Oates, executive director of the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education and a senior adviser to Gov. Jon S.
April 9, 2009
Andrew R. Bodman, former provost and vice president of academic affairs at Western Washington University, has been named provost and vice president of academic affairs at California State University at San Bernardino.Donald P.
April 8, 2009
National trustees' group calls for institutional leaders to treat athletics like other campus matters, delegating authority to president and others but holding them accountable.
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.

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