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 1, 2009
Six former student affairs officials are suing the University of Southern Maine, charging that they lost employment there because of age bias, The Portland Press Herald reported. The university recently reorganized many student services functions, and many jobs were shifted, with those in old jobs allowed to re-apply for the new positions. Those suing, all over 50, say that their age was a factor in their not being hired. The university denies any discrimination.
December 1, 2009
Many European universities lack the autonomy they need to excel, according to a new report by the European Universities Association. The report notes that most governments voice support for autonomy (and cut back on the share of budgets they provide), but said that, in many cases, too much government oversight remains. Financial management is a key area where government controls remain, the report says.
December 1, 2009
The season for many college football teams ended last weekend, which meant the start of the season that follows: firing time for many coaches.
December 1, 2009
In first proposals on new rules on aid programs, Education Department suggests ending "safe harbors" on bonus pay for student recruiters.
November 30, 2009
AAUP asks Saint Vincent College to reinstate monk who criticized president, then lost job amid charges that he viewed nude men online.
November 30, 2009
The latest data from the American College Health Association suggest some good news on the spread of H1N1. Of campuses being tracked by the association, 90 percent reported new cases of H1N1 or similar illnesses. That is down from 95 percent the week before. All but seven states reported significant declines in disease activity from Nov. 14 through Nov. 20. More information about the association's tracking of H1N1 may be found here.
November 30, 2009
Florida Gulf Coast University has suspended Patrick Davis as associate professor of counseling amid allegations that he has an inappropriate relationship with a student, The Naples Daily News reported. Two other professors requested an investigation into Davis, charging that he was having a romantic relationship with one of his graduate students, was the father of her child, and had changed her grades.
November 30, 2009
Senior Harvard University officials -- especially then-president Lawrence Summers -- repeatedly ignored warnings that the university's investment strategies were placing far too much cash (needed for short-term spending) in risky investments, The Boston Globe reported.
November 30, 2009
Five Rice University faculty members -- two of them department chairs and three of them holding endowed chairs -- have published an op-ed in The Houston Chronicle sharply criticizing the merger talks between Rice and the Baylor College of Medicine, saying that the risks would be too great for Rice.
November 30, 2009
The median salary of academic librarians in the Association of Research Libraries in the United States increased by 3.8 percent in 2008-9, to $63,673, but that gain didn't match inflation of 5.6 percent for the year, according to a new report by the association. In Canada, the median salary increase was smaller, but it nearly matched inflation.

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