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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May 12, 2009
The volleyball coach at Quinnipiac University testified Monday that the institution has distorted athletic rosters as a means of hiding violations of gender equity laws, The Hartford Courant reported.
May 12, 2009
Big-time college football programs now have a pool from which to select minority coaches, according to a study published in USA Today. The study found that about 15 percent of offensive and defensive coordinators in the football bowl division of the National Collegiate Athletic Association are from minority groups. Those coordinator positions are traditionally the path to head coaching positions.
May 12, 2009
With anti-abortion groups continuing to criticize the University of Notre Dame's decision to have President Obama speak at graduation ceremonies, there was one commencement address the critics might like. The commencement speaker at Ave Maria University, which prides itself on strict adherence to Roman Catholic teachings, devoted time to denouncing Obama and Notre Dame.
May 11, 2009
The University of Wisconsin Board of Regents on Friday approved a plan to raise tuition at the flagship campus at Madison by substantial amounts, but to designate those funds for spending -- such as additional faculty slots -- that directly improves undergraduate education. Biddy Martin, the new chancellor at Madison, championed the plan -- and won student support for it -- by noting the many ways that inadequate state funding has hurt the student experience.
May 11, 2009
Officials at Shasta College places white poster board over a student's painting in an art exhibit, allowing those at the exhibit to lift up the board to view the painting, but hiding it from the view of those who don't take that step, The Redding Record Searchlight reported. The painting at the California college shows two young children, in the style of the Dick and Jane books, greeting a man in a bathrobe, which is open, exposing him in an aroused state.
May 11, 2009
The National Institutes of Health on Friday said it was considering issuing new regulations to govern financial and other conflicts of interest in biomedical research and invited interested parties to weigh in on a set of possible changes.
May 11, 2009
Craig Arnold, an award-winning poet and professor at the University of Wyoming, is believed to have died on a Japanese island. Arnold, who was fascinated by and wrote about volcanoes, set off on a hike on April 27 and never returned, prompting extensive search efforts. Poets and English professors at many campuses have been following the situation, and hoping for his safe return. A search group reported that he appeared to have fallen from a cliff from which there would have been no possibility of survival.
May 11, 2009
George Zinkhan, a University of Georgia professor wanted in the murders of his wife and two others in a shooting that stunned Athens, Georgia, was found dead on Saturday. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that Zinkhan apparently dug his own grave in a wooded area, covered himself up, and then fired a single bullet into his own head.
May 11, 2009
The University of Rochester devoted the home page of its Web site this weekend (continuing today) to a Mother's Day salute. One hundred students posed with notes for their mothers. Each time the page is reloaded a different student appears. A similar approach is planned for commencement weekend.
May 11, 2009
Two British academics have conducted a survey of colleges and universities in the country, finding that few of them have policies barring students or faculty members from working in the sex industry, The Times Higher reported. At the same time, many colleges have "unwritten assumptions" discouraging such out-of-class employment.

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