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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August 26, 2009
Ginny Carney, interim president at Leech Lake Tribal College, in Minnesota, has been appointed to the job on a permanent basis.Vicki Golich, professor of political science and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at California State University at San Marcos, has been appointed as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Metropolitan State College of Denver.
August 26, 2009
Sen. Edward M. Kennedy died late Tuesday night. In his role as Senate chairman of the committee with oversight of many key education and research programs, he was influential in the creation of many them and in the (largely successful) fights to block elimination of them when some sought to do so. Kennedy pushed to add funds for low-income students in a variety of measures. He was also active in efforts to defend affirmative action, to create Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, to encourage national service, and to add funds for biomedical research.
August 26, 2009
Louisiana has a committee that is studying the future of higher education in the state. But as that panel is just beginning its work, another state commission is weighing in, reviving the long-debated idea of having all public colleges in the state overseen by one governing board, The Advocate of Baton Rouge reported.
August 26, 2009
The National Association of College Stores and the Internal Revenue Service have teamed up on a new Web site designed to help make students aware that they can now recoup some of what they spend on textbooks and other course materials thanks to an expanded tax credit enacted by Congress as part of economic recovery legislation in February.
August 26, 2009
Charles Austin, consultant and former city manager of Columbia, S.C., has been named dean of the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at Benedict College.
August 25, 2009
The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools announced Monday that an appeals panel had upheld the commission's decision in June to terminate the accreditation of Paul Quinn College.
August 25, 2009
Lawsuits charging for-profit colleges with misleading students or abusing federal financial aid laws are not uncommon, and many such suits are dismissed without findings of wrongdoing. But it is rarer for such lawsuits to be brought by senior administrators at the colleges in question, as is the case with one now being brought against American InterContinental University, as reported Monday by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
August 25, 2009
The notion of stimulus funds for a sex study was too much for The New York Post and some Republicans to pass by, so now a Syracuse University professor is the latest social scientist to have his work get a little extra scrutiny.
August 25, 2009
Nearly two-thirds of borrowers with private student loans in 2007-8 had not taken full advantage of the cheaper and safer federal student loans for which they would have qualified, the Project on Student Debt said in a report Monday.
August 25, 2009
Stanley H. Kaplan, who founded his eponymous test-preparation business in 1938, died Sunday at the age of 90. Although Kaplan sold his then-nationwide business to The Washington Post Company in 1984, he served as president until he retired in 1994. A biography posted on the company's Web site notes that Kaplan's interest in testing dates to his rejection from medical schools in an era when Jewish, working class students had a hard time demonstrating their credentials.

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