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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September 23, 2009
When tax preparers helped them fill out federal student aid form, low-income Americans were likelier to qualify for financial assistance and to enroll in college.
September 22, 2009
WASHINGTON -- For weeks, spilling into months, those who watch the for-profit sector of higher education most closely (especially Wall Street analysts and some of the colleges' critics) have been speculating about what the U.S. Government Accountability Office was cooking up in a report on the institutions.
September 22, 2009
Guy E. Lometti, dean of the graduate school at the College of New Rochelle, in New York, has been named provost and dean of faculty of the College of Mount Saint Vincent, also in New York.Ricardo Maestas, vice president for student and university relations and dean of students at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, has been chosen as president of Sul Ross State University, in Texas.Jere W.
September 22, 2009
A Brandeis University committee has recommended that the university keep the Rose Museum of Art open to the public, but the panel didn't take a position on whether its prized modern art collection should be maintained or sold, The Boston Globe reported. Brandeis infuriated arts scholars nationwide with a plan -- now on hold -- to shut the museum and sell the collection, which is worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
September 22, 2009
With the economic downturn threatening the viability of some university presses, any "review" of a publishing house is likely to crank up the jitters.
September 22, 2009
Jill Landesberg-Boyle has agreed to go on leave, ending her controversial term as president of Florida Keys Community College, The Miami Herald reported. While Landesberg-Boyle was praised by some at the college for academic improvements, many employees charged her with creating a destructive work environment. Until her contract ends on June 15, she will keep her salary and benefits package of $157,000 a year.
September 22, 2009
Spanish officials have barred a team from Ariel College, an Israeli college located in occupied land on the West Bank, from participating in an international competition among university student teams to build a solar-powered house, Israel News reported. Ariel's team had reached the finalist round, but a statement from the contest organizers said it could not continue.
September 22, 2009
An American college administrator who happened to pick up a daily newspaper in Britain on Monday could have been forgiven for doing a double take to see whether he or she was back home. The British press was filled with news likely to resonate with anyone who has been following policy discussions about higher education in the U.S. in recent months.
September 22, 2009
The Carnegie Corporation of New York is honoring four college presidents with "academic leadership" grants of $500,000 each to support academic initiatives at their institutions. The winners are: Leon Botstein of Bard College, Scott Cowen of Tulane University, Amy Gutmann of the University of Pennsylvania, and William E. Kirwan of the University System of Maryland.
September 21, 2009
Malcolm Casadaban, a professor of molecular genetics at the University of Chicago, died recently from an infection linked to the plague, which he was studying, the Chicago Tribune reported. He was doing research on a weakened laboratory strain of the bacteria Yersinia pestis. University officials said that they believed that no others are in any danger.

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