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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February 9, 2009
In reshaping stimulus package to win moderate votes, lawmakers ditch college facilities support and slash education funds for states in half -- but Pell stays in.
February 6, 2009
New U.S. data show agencies' spending on R&D declined in 2008 and that funds for basic studies have fallen by average of nearly 2 percent a year since 2004.
February 5, 2009
Weeks after abandoning traditional academic program to focus on adults, Crichton becomes latest small nonprofit institution to shift to for-profit model.
February 5, 2009
Quintin B. Bullock, provost of Tidewater Community College's Virginia Beach campus, has been appointed president of the State University of New York's Schenectady County Community College.Kevin Gilligan, president and CEO of United Subcontractors, Inc., has been chosen as chief executive officer of Capella University.John E.
February 4, 2009
Poll suggests that public concern about rising college prices is accelerating, even as citizens increasingly recognize necessity of a higher education.
February 4, 2009
Robert Shireman, who aided in Obama transition but demurred on joining administration, takes temporary post advising new U.S. education secretary on higher ed policy.
February 2, 2009
Lost amid big-dollar provisions in stimulus bill is tax code change that could make it easier for private institutions to borrow for capital projects.
February 2, 2009
Surveying reviews' spotty compliance with reporting requirements, editor of The Green Bag finds their circulations in steep decline -- but does that necessarily mean lost influence?
January 30, 2009
U of All People upgrades its methods for preparing faculty members, and David Galef is there.
January 29, 2009
As House passes stimulus bill, experts on college access and affordability question recent policy approaches that economic package would reinforce.


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