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 7, 2008
Association of scholars who study academe contemplate ways to make their work more relevant to those who shape policy.
November 6, 2008
SEATTLE -- Defining "classroom incivility" may begin with which side of the lectern you sit (or stand) on. Professors commonly complain about students texting or e-mailing away on their laptops or phones or, worse, catching up on their zzzz's. To hear David Horowitz and others tell it, however, students are on the receiving end of more than their share of bullying or dismissive behavior, particularly if they disagree with the (usually liberal) views of their professors.
November 5, 2008
Night of few changes in legislative balance of power on higher education issues fells Ric Keller, strong Republican advocate for Pell Grants.
November 4, 2008
At meeting of provosts of small private colleges, academic officers are challenged on budgets, student learning and their ever-expanding portfolios.
November 3, 2008
The reality that only about 7 in 10 students earn degrees after four years in high school has been widely deplored, and it helped drive the Bush administration and Congress to embrace the No Child Left Behind law earlier this decade. But if that situation is seen as such a crisis, why aren't more people upset about the fact that graduation rates in higher education are quite a bit worse?
October 31, 2008
Mark P. Becker, provost of the University of South Carolina at Columbia, has been selected as president of Georgia State University.Jimmy Cheek, senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources at the University of Florida, has been chosen as chancellor of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. W.
October 31, 2008
Most of the major changes in the status of women's intercollegiate sports came a decade or two ago when, through a combination of tough federal enforcement, court challenges, and enlightened decisions by college leaders, many institutions began to lavish more money and attention in an attempt to give equitable treatment to their women's teams and female athletes.
October 30, 2008
The University of the District of Columbia has entered a pantheon, but not of the sort that any institution strives for.
October 28, 2008
Professors debate whether mentors of graduate students and young instructors must go beyond supervising to "caring" to be effective, and where the lines are.
October 27, 2008
As student loan providers look back now on the nearly daily accusations of improper marketing to colleges and students that they endured in 2007, many of them grumble that for all the charges of questionable behavior, critics like New York Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo failed to prove that any students were directly hurt by what they did.

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