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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October 21, 2008
Your mother always told you that doing drugs and watching too much TV would hurt your grades. A new study proves it.
October 17, 2008
Geoffrey Bannister, former president of CEA, a study abroad company in Arizona, has been appointed president of Schiller International University.Mark Escamilla, provost and chief academic afficer at Tyler Junior College, in Texas, has been selected as president of Del Mar College, also in Texas.Cesar Maldonado, vice president of system development at Maverick Engineering, in Texas,
October 14, 2008
After losing $1 million a year on an outpost in Fort Wayne, Taylor U. will shutter branch campus's traditional undergraduate operation, affecting 300 students and 120 faculty and staff.
October 14, 2008
Students get more liberal while they're in college -- but a new study suggests that their peers, not professors, seem to be the reason why, according to the Associated Press. The study, by the Higher Education Research Institute at the University of California at Los Angeles, finds evidence to back up the assertion that many students adopt more liberal positions on many issues from their freshman to their junior year.
October 13, 2008
As deans, professors and association leaders meet to advance and assess liberal education, they reach tentative accord on a national, coordinated strategy.
October 10, 2008
Vanderbilt and Northwestern football teams are undefeated and nationally ranked. What explains the unexpected success at these academically competitive universities?
October 8, 2008
There's a maxim in journalism that a reporter has probably struck an appropriate balance in an article about a disputed topic if none of the parties is ecstatic about the piece, but everyone thinks they were treated fairly. The same might be said for the drafters of major reports that aim to radically reinvent some aspect of American society about which people hold strong views. If everyone with a stake in the matter is at least a little bit unhappy, but nobody declares that the sky is falling, chances are that the report has a chance to gain acceptance and make a difference.
October 7, 2008
With veto of $5.4 million in funds for U. of California labor studies programs, Schwarzenegger issues latest salvo in long-running fight over research arm's perceived partisanship.
October 6, 2008
In podcast interview, education secretary assesses her legacy, seeing progress in elevating higher ed issues on the national agenda but broad failure to confront the problems.

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