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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July 21, 2008
Education secretary's final higher ed summit finds general consensus on problems, but less on how to fix them -- and who should take charge.
July 18, 2008
At Education Department's farewell summit, U.S. plan to restructure financial aid system earns cautious (and rare) praise from college leaders.
July 17, 2008
Stymied in its efforts to alter federal laws and regulations to make it easier for students to transfer academic credits from one institution to another, the U.S. Education Department plans an "emergency" survey of federal Pell Grant recipients that seems designed to build a case that changes are necessary. The request has agitated some higher education officials, who questioned both the premise and the purpose of the department's information expedition.
July 15, 2008
As education secretary's summit awaits, report from business officers' group assesses the impact of her panel on higher education.
July 14, 2008
At business officers' meeting, philosophical and practical assessments on relations between colleges and companies, and tips on strengthening human resource departments.
July 9, 2008
At student aid officers' meeting, loan scandal is far from forgotten, but focus is largely elsewhere.
July 8, 2008
Idea of making federal system of allocating financial aid simpler and more effective gains momentum, but political impediments await.
July 7, 2008
Given the goings-on of the past few months, it only makes sense that the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators kicked off its annual meeting in Orlando Sunday with a discussion of the student loan credit crunch that has shaken the financial aid industry of late.

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