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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April 28, 2008
As anger builds in wake of report finding wrongdoing in awarding of M.B.A. to governor's daughter, questions arise whether resignation will be the last.
April 28, 2008
Lisa Anderson, James T. Shotwell Professor of International Relations and former dean of the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, in New York, has been named provost at American University in Cairo.Sue K.
April 25, 2008
No, not that one: Members of an association of literary scholars are sparring over the choice of a new vice president, saying the group's future ability to shape their discipline is at stake.
April 23, 2008
With agencies weighing alternatives for aiding student loan providers, lawmakers float plan to let lenders sell and repurchase loans without paying interest to U.S. treasury.
April 23, 2008
New program at Tufts, unusual if not unique, would help students and alumni from throughout the university repay their loans if they enter public service fields.
April 22, 2008
At Saint Vincent College, a president with a White House pedigree raises hackles of students, professors and many Benedictine clergy with his orthodoxy and perceived interference.
April 21, 2008
In many quarters within American higher education, Education Secretary Margaret Spellings is viewed (unfairly, she and her supporters would argue) as an almost single-minded advocate for more, and more standardized, measurement of how well college students are educated. The position of Spellings's Education Department on testing has made her unpopular with many college leaders and faculty members in the United States.
April 21, 2008
David Alexander, vice president for university advancement at Southern Nazarene University, in Oklahoma, has been chosen as president of Northwest Nazarene University, in Idaho.Lars Hafner, provost of St. Petersburg College, in Florida, has been selected as president of Manatee Community College, also in Florida.Sue K.
April 16, 2008
Sylvia Rodriguez Andrew, former dean and professor of the College of Social Work at San Jose State University, in California, has been chosen as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Antioch University Los Angeles.Don Betz, chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, has been appointed as president of Northeastern State University.Brendan J.
April 15, 2008
Meeting of North Central accreditor shows how much colleges are doing to measure student learning. But will all the assessment satisfy federal calls for accountability?

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