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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November 21, 2008
W. Darryl Harrison, vice president for academic affairs at West Georgia Technical College, has been named president of Gadsden State Community College, in Alabama.Mark Keenum, U.S. under secretary of farm and foreign agricultural services, has been selected as president of Mississippi State University.Wendy B.
November 20, 2008
USA Today report finds athletes on hundreds of Division I teams are overrepresented in one major at their colleges, raising questions about whether NCAA's academic rules are driving choices.
November 19, 2008
College and student groups balk at proposal by Education Dept.'s inspector general to collect in a central database (and potentially share) massive amounts of personal information.
November 18, 2008
With state facing major deficit and painful budget cuts, head of university system says Nevadans are just as deserving as Wall Street firms getting federal aid.
November 17, 2008
Bob Shireman, Clinton White House veteran and college access advocate, tapped to help Obama team shape higher education policy. He plans not to work in the administration, though.
November 17, 2008
Robert L. Breuder, president of William Rainey Harper College, in Illinois, has been appointed president of College of DuPage, also in Illinois.Ronald J.
November 14, 2008
The whole idea behind the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 -- the formal name of the biggest reform of the federal welfare system in decades -- was to push more people off the federal dole and into the work force. By that measure, it undeniably worked: Welfare rolls have declined by about half since 1996, with much of the decline attributable to the policy changes, and employment rates have grown for many of those groups historically well-represented on welfare.
November 12, 2008
Education Department to present plan that would simplify aid form, shrink number of aid programs, and base award size on family income and average price of 2-year college.
November 10, 2008
Education Dept. plans to replicate existing programs to ease flow of funds to students and colleges, and add a third to try to ease choked credit markets.
November 10, 2008
JACKSONVILLE, FLA. -- From virtually every angle, professors are under pressure to be more productive. Pressure to publish, to earn and keep tenure. Pressure to present at conferences, to prove to their employers their visibility and viability in their disciplines.

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