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 4, 2008
TIAA-CREF on Thursday announced that Roger W. Ferguson Jr. will become its next president and CEO, succeeding Herbert M. Allison, who is retiring. Ferguson is moving to TIAA-CREF from Swiss Re, where he was head of financial services. He was formerly vice chairman of the Board of Governors of the U.S. Federal Reserve System.
April 3, 2008
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April 3, 2008
Sue Collins, vice president of the Northeast Higher Education District of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, has been chosen as president of the district.Peter F. Dorman, professor of Egyptology at the Oriental Institute and the University of Chicago, has been named president of American University of Beirut.
April 2, 2008
A federal appeals court on Tuesday required Iona College to defend itself against charges that it had discriminated against a former men's basketball coach in 2004 by firing him, in part, because he was married to a black woman. The U.S.
April 1, 2008
In many discussions about the international standing of American higher education, China is the 800-pound gorilla -- the emerging scientific and technological superpower whose newfound focus on building a first-class postsecondary system poses a major threat to the national economic competitiveness and individual well being in the United States.
March 28, 2008
It is hardly uncommon for officials at organizations that have just hired new leaders to express great enthisiasm about the men or women they've just selected. It's a little rarer, though, when those expressions of satisfaction also ring loudly with wonderment, as if the organization is almost surprised by its good fortune in lassoing the candidate. And rarer still when the organization is widely viewed as a preeminent one that is accustomed to getting what it wants.
March 28, 2008
Florida State U. has virtually eliminated a problem that plagues many campuses by charging instructors $10 per grade every time they miss a deadline for reporting students' scores.
March 28, 2008
An agitated student with a gun held a counselor at the University of Louisville hostage temporarily Thursday morning before surrendering -- and police officers later found that she had come to the campus after allegedly killing her two children. In a note to the campus, President Jim Ramsey and Provost Shirley Willihnganz laid out how the situation unfolded, including the university's sending of a campuswide alert urging students to stay away from the campus health services center.
March 27, 2008
Perception that they focus only on hitting numbers and increasing test scores nettles them. But they also admit many colleges operate that way -- and find it hard to fight pressures from on high.
March 26, 2008
A handful of colleges have left the guaranteed student loan program for direct lending. Whether many others follow may largely depend on how many more lenders bolt the market.

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