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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January 26, 2009
As Senate and President Obama offer details on their packages, Republicans question whether spending on education and aid to states will stimulate economy.
January 23, 2009
ACT data show decline in proportion of freshman students who return to their institutions as sophomores. Are they leaving college, or just changing colleges?
January 22, 2009
In recent years, some federal courts -- at the urging of lawyers for educational institutions and administrators charged with sex discrimination and other alleged wrongdoing, and to the dismay of advocates for women's rights -- have embraced the notion that students or employees who sue under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 should not also have the ability to sue under the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
January 22, 2009
Study suggests that low-income students get bigger payoff from practical credentials than some two-year degrees -- and shows value of data produced by state unit record systems.
January 22, 2009
As the humanities and social sciences weather the financial crisis, perhaps the moment has arrived to reconsider their public purpose, writes Gabriel Paquette.
January 19, 2009
Marvin Henberg, a professor and chair of philosophy and former interim president at Linfield College, in Oregon, has been appointed president of the College of Idaho.Catherine O'Connell, provost at Defiance College, in Ohio, has been named vice president for academic affairs, dean of the college and professor of English at Mary Baldwin College, in Virginia.Marilyn R.
January 19, 2009
AAAS launches group aimed not only at protecting rights of scientists, but of bringing scholarly expertise to broader humanitarian efforts.
January 16, 2009
House economic stimulus package would provide as much as $20 billion for students, $8 billion for scientific research, $9 billion for academic facilities, and $39 billion for states to soften blow of education budget cuts.
January 15, 2009
Many countries are outpacing the United States in producing natural scientists and engineers -- but most are doing so because they're graduating more people, period, study finds.
January 14, 2009
Kate Langdon Forhan, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Northeastern Illinois University, has been named provost and vice president of academic affairs at the University of Southern Maine.Richard M.


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