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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November 14, 2008
The whole idea behind the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 -- the formal name of the biggest reform of the federal welfare system in decades -- was to push more people off the federal dole and into the work force. By that measure, it undeniably worked: Welfare rolls have declined by about half since 1996, with much of the decline attributable to the policy changes, and employment rates have grown for many of those groups historically well-represented on welfare.
November 12, 2008
Education Department to present plan that would simplify aid form, shrink number of aid programs, and base award size on family income and average price of 2-year college.
November 10, 2008
Education Dept. plans to replicate existing programs to ease flow of funds to students and colleges, and add a third to try to ease choked credit markets.
November 10, 2008
JACKSONVILLE, FLA. -- From virtually every angle, professors are under pressure to be more productive. Pressure to publish, to earn and keep tenure. Pressure to present at conferences, to prove to their employers their visibility and viability in their disciplines.
November 7, 2008
Association of scholars who study academe contemplate ways to make their work more relevant to those who shape policy.
November 6, 2008
SEATTLE -- Defining "classroom incivility" may begin with which side of the lectern you sit (or stand) on. Professors commonly complain about students texting or e-mailing away on their laptops or phones or, worse, catching up on their zzzz's. To hear David Horowitz and others tell it, however, students are on the receiving end of more than their share of bullying or dismissive behavior, particularly if they disagree with the (usually liberal) views of their professors.
November 5, 2008
Night of few changes in legislative balance of power on higher education issues fells Ric Keller, strong Republican advocate for Pell Grants.
November 4, 2008
At meeting of provosts of small private colleges, academic officers are challenged on budgets, student learning and their ever-expanding portfolios.
November 3, 2008
The reality that only about 7 in 10 students earn degrees after four years in high school has been widely deplored, and it helped drive the Bush administration and Congress to embrace the No Child Left Behind law earlier this decade. But if that situation is seen as such a crisis, why aren't more people upset about the fact that graduation rates in higher education are quite a bit worse?
October 31, 2008
Mark P. Becker, provost of the University of South Carolina at Columbia, has been selected as president of Georgia State University.Jimmy Cheek, senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources at the University of Florida, has been chosen as chancellor of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. W.

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