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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June 6, 2008
With veterans’ educational benefits poised to rise and number of would-be students surging, college leaders gather to discuss how to help ex-service members make their way.
June 5, 2008
A year after Education Secretary Margaret Spellings abandoned plans to propose new federal rules governing higher education accreditation, under heavy pressure from members of Congress, the Education Department is reportedly contemplating issuing such regulations when legislation to renew the Higher Education Act becomes law. That possibility is being met with astonishment by college leaders and many on Capitol Hill, who describe it as both practically difficult and politically foolhardy.
June 4, 2008
It sounds like a joke: "What's worse than prison? A poetry class." But for 25 teens, the sentence for trashing a former Robert Frost home was a mini-course with a Middlebury scholar of the New England icon.
May 29, 2008
Study finds that Florida’s Bright Futures program impedes enrollments in scientific fields. In another study, Penn State, dissatisfied with 84 percent graduation rate, examines why low-income students finish (or don’t).
May 28, 2008
April 16, 2007 changed Virginia Tech irrevocably. But how much did the shootings of 32 students and professors on the Blacksburg, Va., campus change the rest of higher education?
May 27, 2008
Annual gathering of higher education's data experts offers research on colleges' cost efficiency, students' experiences with racial bias, and a different way of calculating graduation rates.
May 23, 2008
Nancy Carriuolo, interim vice president for academic affairs at Rhode Island College and deputy commissioner/chief academic officer for the Rhode Island Office of Higher Education, has been promoted to president of Rhode Island College.Alan Davis, vice president of education at Vancouver Community College, in British Columbia, has been named president of the State University
May 23, 2008
Despite a veto threat from President Bush and with the presumptive Republican candidate to replace him in absentia, the U.S. Senate on Thursday approved legislation that would dramatically enhance educational benefits for veterans of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. And it did so, supporters of the measure were quick to note, by a margin (75-22) that could comfortably override the president's veto. The legislation will now go back to the House, which passed a parallel bill last month but failed to muster a similar veto-proof margin.
May 22, 2008
As federal agencies formally unveil plan to avert student loan availability crisis, officials earn grudging credit from players across the political and student aid spectrum.
May 21, 2008
Federal audit finds that New York for-profit college paid off students' loans to protect itself -- then turned delinquent borrowers over to collection agencies.

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