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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December 16, 2008
With U.S. government planning massive infusion of funds to spur economy, college groups offer ideas, common and conflicting, for how higher ed can help the country (and vice versa).
December 12, 2008
The economic downturn may portend contraction of college staffs in the offing. But an annual federal report finds continued growth, particularly in instructional staff and administrative professionals.
December 11, 2008
Given the level of vitriol that marked the six-year legal battle between Princeton University and the relatives of a former donor, it's hardly surprising that Wednesday's settlement to bring the lawsuit to a close was not, as some such accords are, of the "Can't we all just get along?" group hug variety.
December 9, 2008
Cuomo examines lender's relationships with athletics departments; GAO criticizes U.S. oversight of inducements to colleges; Senate panel backs bill on private loans; EduCap shrinks.
December 5, 2008
Financial headlines got you (and your endowment) down? David Galef shares U of All People's strategies for refilling its coffers.
December 4, 2008
"You can’t measure what we teach." "The results [of what our students gain in the classroom] won’t be known for 10 years." "You're just going to use the information to evaluate us."
December 3, 2008
Biennial report on states' performance in higher ed finds small gains in college preparation and completion -- offset by socioeconomic gaps and failure to keep pace with advances by other countries.

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