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 in Bethesda, Md.

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May 5, 2010
A federal judge has ordered a former professor who sued the University of Nevada at Reno, Hussein S. Hussein, and his former lawyer to pay the state $1.2 million for costs associated with lawsuits filed after Hussein lost his job, The Reno Gazette-Journal reported. The judge's ruling said: “Dr.
May 5, 2010
Shari VanDelinder, the development director of Rocky Mountain College, has sued the institution and President Michael Mace, charging him with being a "violent, threatening boss who drove away employees and potential donors," The Billings Gazette reported.
May 5, 2010
Taiwan's universities are on the verge of accepting Chinese students, with an agreement by one political party to stop trying to block legislation that would allow their enrollment, The Taipei Times reported. The admission of the students -- to both undergraduate and graduate programs -- will not affect the number of slots available to Taiwanese students.
May 4, 2010
Education Department projections suggest that the poor economy is continuing to push up the rates at which borrowers are defaulting on their federal student loans. Department officials on Sunday released a draft of a report on the "cohort" default rate for 2008 -- the proportion of federal loan borrowers who began loan repayments between October 2007 and September 2008, and who defaulted on their loans by the end of September 2009.
May 4, 2010
The attorney general of Virginia has ordered the University of Virginia to turn over documents as part of what he called an "open inquiry" to determine whether a former professor defrauded taxpayers while seeking grants for global warming research, The Washington Post reported.
May 4, 2010
Airing tonight on PBS at 9 p.m. is Frontline's College, Inc., an hour-long look at for-profit higher education, its investors, and the U.S. Department of Education's efforts to regulate it. For close readers of Inside Higher Ed, the documentary won't bring much new to the table.
May 4, 2010
Part-time faculty members in Maine's community college system have voted to unionize, affiliating with the Service Employees International Union, which represents many other state employees, the Associated Press reported. Union leaders said that the adjuncts need better working conditions and that they now teach a majority of courses in the system.
May 4, 2010
A textual analysis of Education Secretary Arne Duncan's speeches would turn up innumerable uses of a few key words: reform, improvement and, increasingly, innovation. The status quo in education at all levels is not sufficient, Duncan and his colleagues in the Obama Education Department frequently assert, which is why the administration has created (or sought to create) several new competitive funds aimed at stimulating new ideas.
May 4, 2010
Jeffrey A. Frick, associate provost for academic services and professor of chemistry at Illinois Wesleyan University, has been appointed dean and academic vice president at St.
May 3, 2010
The list of higher education business and tax practices that have fallen into U.S. Sen.

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