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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February 24, 2009
John L. Crain, interim president and former provost and vice presisdent for academic affairs at Southeastern Louisiana University, has been named president there on a permanent basis. Stephen J. Friedman, acting president of Pace University, in New York, has been appointed to the job on a permanent basis.J. Derek Halvorson, as the College’s 2nd president, effective July 1.
February 23, 2009
President Obama on Friday chose a University of North Dakota official to head the Health Resources and Services Administration, the Department of Health and Human Services agency that, among other things, oversees the federal health professions programs that help train nurses and other health workers. The president announced the selection of Mary Wakefield, director of the university's Center for Rural Health and associate dean for rural health at North Dakota's School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
February 23, 2009
The Ontario branch of the Canadian Union of Public Employees -- which represents teaching assistants in the province -- has voted to boycott Israel universities to oppose that country's policies in Gaza, CBC News reported. The union backed away from a proposal to boycott individual Israeli scholars and now says it is only opposed to institutional ties to Israel universities.
February 23, 2009
Adjunct leaders from a variety of institutions and different parts of the country on Sunday formally agreed to create the National Coalition for Adjunct Equity, which will aim to be a new national voice for those off the tenure track. The co-chairs of the new group are Deborah Louis , who teache at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College and Eastern Kentucky University, and Maria Maisto, who teaches at the University of Akron.
February 23, 2009
A guide to the changes and new features on the revamped Web site we are unveiling today.
February 23, 2009
The hot new trend in big-time college sports: Tap a key assistant as the head coach's eventual successor. Is that smart planning, does it diminish opportunity for minority candidates, or both?
February 23, 2009
Drafters of economic stimulus bill aimed to create jobs especially for men and the low skilled. But analysis finds that majority of new and saved jobs will require college-level training.
February 22, 2009
Alan Dershowitz continues to demand that Hampshire College do more to demonstrate that it has not adopted a policy of divesting all stocks tied to Israel -- and Hampshire College continues to tell Alan Dershowitz that he has his facts wrong. The controversy started when a pro-Palestinian student group announced that Hampshire had divested.
February 22, 2009
Michael Rao has been named president of Virginia Commonwealth University, which will be his fourth presidency. Rao is currently president of Central Michigan University, and previously led Montana State University-Northern and Mission College. E. Gordon Gee, of course, is the leader in presidencies, as his current run at Ohio State University (his second there) is his sixth presidency. But Rao could catch up -- he's 42, to Gee's 65.
February 22, 2009
Pacific Oaks College has announced that Carolyn Denham is resigning as president after 10 years in office. The California college, known for its innovative approaches to teacher education, has been struggling financially and considering closure. While Denham has pushed for more fiscal control, many students and professors have faulted her for not fully embracing the college's non-traditional spirit.

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