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, 2009
Ave Maria University has fired Rev. Joseph Fessio, a theologian who was previously fired as provost, The Naples Daily News reported. Fessio's dismissal as provost provoked protests by students and supporters at the college, which prides itself on close adherence to Roman Catholic teachings. Father Fessio is a friend of and former student of Pope Benedict XVI.
July 20, 2009
Greensboro College is $19 million in debt and has been forced to use its campus and most of its endowment as collateral, The Greensboro News-Record reported. The college's president, Craven Williams, quit suddenly this month amid faculty frustration about a lack of information about the college's finances. One former trustee told the newspaper that the news was "shocking" and "great cause for concern."
July 20, 2009
John Silvanus Wilson Jr. was named Friday as the next director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Wilson is an associate professor of higher education at George Washington University, and has previously held administrative positions at GW and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Wilson has extensive ties to black colleges.
July 20, 2009
Bruce Kone, the former dean of the University of Florida medical school, has resigned his faculty position in return for $517,000 over three years, The Gainesville Sun reported. Kone left the deanship last year after a scandal over the admission of a politically connected applicant with questionable qualifications.
July 20, 2009
Baylor University has removed its alumni association from the university's Web site, e-mail service and toll-free phone lines, The Waco Tribune reported. The alumni association and the university have fought previously and have also previously agreed on financial independence for the alumni group.
July 20, 2009
You're familiar with the pattern by now: Groups release reports with data and analysis about various aspects of higher education finance, fund raising and other matters, but because they cover a time before the economy crashed late last year, the conclusions carry a big, fat asterisk.
July 20, 2009
Leaders of public higher ed systems cheer federal backing of college completion agenda, but acknowledge potential chasm between rhetoric and getting the job done.
July 17, 2009
Continuing its efforts to identify and encourage new ways to measure higher education performance, the Delta Project on Postsecondary Education Costs, Productivity and Accountability issued a new report Thursday designed to gauge how successfully public colleges in various states use their available resources to produce graduates with credentials that are valued in their markets.
July 17, 2009
Most colleges have emergency plans in place, a new survey has found. The survey, by the National Association of College and University Business Officers, found that 85 percent of colleges have an emergency preparedness plan that at least meets the standards set by the National Fire Protection Association; two-thirds of colleges and universities have a plan in place for communicating with students and employees during an emergency, and 77 percent of respondents have adopted an on-campus emergency committee involving officials from a range of departments.
July 17, 2009
To meet demands for flexible course times for adult students with jobs, Bunker Hill Community College will offer two popular courses this fall with class times that begin at 11:45 p.m. Sections of the introductory course in psychology and another in writing will run until 2:30 a.m. “Many people finish work late at night and must be up with their children first thing in the morning,” said John P. Reeves, chair of behavioral science. “This is the only time they can come to school.”

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