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 5, 2008
As usual sources of financial backing dry up, Illinois and North Carolina loan providers work with state credit unions to ensure continued flow of funds to student borrowers.
September 3, 2008
Last week, every college president got a gift from the U.S. government: a radio designed to alert them to local and national crises. The response was underwhelming.
September 2, 2008
Black students have their choice of college in a way that was not nearly as true decades ago, a fact borne out by the numbers: In 2006, one in five African American bachelor's degree recipients earned their diplomas from historically black colleges and universities, compared to well over a third in 1977.
August 29, 2008
Hoping to draw more community colleges into the federal loan program, 2 groups urge Education Department to make it clearer that few borrowers at 2-year institutions fail to repay their loans.
August 28, 2008
As colleges have begun paying increasing attention to retaining their current students, they have embraced a range of strategies for identifying and helping those who struggle. Virtually all of those strategies -- such as "early warning" systems and "intrusive advising" -- depend on a "it takes a village" approach, in which the more people working together to help the student, the better.
August 25, 2008
The numbers will not surprise anyone who has closely tracked federal budget discussions about science and technology in recent years. But that won't make the data released Friday by the National Science Foundation any more palatable for those concerned about the American research enterprise.
August 22, 2008
U.S. government approves revised survey designed to identify barriers that inhibit community college students' ability to continue their educations at other colleges.
August 21, 2008
Ex-coaches at U. of New Mexico arranged for recruited players to get academic credit in courses for which they did no work, NCAA finds. Much finger pointing ensues.
August 20, 2008
Survey of parents and undergraduates breaks down families' expenditures on college and their expectations for what they will get in return.

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