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 9, 2009
Appeals court says Ohio U. officials must defend decision to strip graduate rank from an engineering faculty member and give him a public hearing; case emerged from plagiarism controversy.
January 8, 2009
Reinforcing 2004 statement, liberal education group exhorts colleges to ramp up measurement of student learning -- but with emphasis on internal improvement rather than external accountability.
January 5, 2009
Students appear to learn when they share ideas in class -- but are they just taking cues from smart peers? A study suggests otherwise.
January 2, 2009
In unveiling agenda for negotiating rules to carry out the Higher Education Act renewal, Education Dept. prepares to renew key debates from contentious 2007 sessions.
December 30, 2008
Professors and librarians petition U.S. to broaden exceptions to allow more use of DVDs and other audiovisual works in the classroom -- and beyond.
December 29, 2008
Investigative report by Atlanta newspaper finds incoming academic credentials of football and basketball players badly lag fellow students.
December 23, 2008
The president-elect has elevated talk of a college football playoff, but for now -- and for the foreseeable future -- this season is about bowl games, with millions of dollars for participating colleges.

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