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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March 2, 2009
Northwestern president asks colleagues to back law schools' push to end accreditor's requirement on faculty tenure.
March 1, 2009
States should spend the federal money they receive for higher education from the economic stimulus package in ways that encourage innovation and greater efficiency rather than reinforcing the patterns that got their college systems into trouble in the past, three groups argue in a report released Friday. The Delta Project on Postsecondary Education Costs, Productivity, and Accountability, the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, and the National Center for Higher Education Manage
March 1, 2009
Safety inspectors found more than a dozen deficiencies in a University of California at Los Angeles laboratory in which a lab assistant was engulfed in flames in a December accident that resulted in burns that killed her, the Los Angeles Times reported.
February 28, 2009
The College of Santa Fe, a private college known for its arts programs and close faculty-student interaction, has for months been facing closure and hoping for a a bailout from a state university, most likely New Mexico Highlands University.
February 27, 2009
A parody issue of a student newspaper at the University of Oxford has cost its editors their jobs.
February 27, 2009
Goucher College has decided to let Leopold Munyakazi, a visiting French professor who was suspended after Goucher officials learned he is accused of participating in the genocide in Rwanda, use the college library, The Baltimore Sun reported. Munyakazi denies participating in genocide and some human rights experts are skeptical of the charges he faces.
February 27, 2009
The 2010 budget blueprint released by the Obama administration Thursday was decidedly bare bones, lacking detailed numbers for most federal programs and clocking in at about one-tenth the normal number of pages of explanatory material. But while the administration's proposal might have skimped on specifics, its proposal for the Education Department had no shortage of blockbuster ideas that, taken together, would begin to radically transform federal higher education programs.
February 26, 2009
Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh together had about $114 million in investments under the control of Westridge Capital Management, whose managers have been charged with swindling $500 million from the fund to support lavish spending habits, including spending on teddy bears, horses and rare books, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. The two universities are trying to determine their losses and their options.
February 26, 2009
The University of Michigan announced Thursday that it will no longer use live dogs in a medical school course on trauma and life support, The Ann Arbor News reported. The announcement followed protests by animal rights groups. Michigan's statement specified that it had determined that simulations could work for this particular course.
February 26, 2009
Faculty members at the University of New Mexico voted 329 to 106 Wednesday that they have no confidence in President Schmidly.

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