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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February 6, 2008
The memorandum that circulated on Capitol Hill last week sought to reassure U.S. senators that higher education leaders, who have opposed certain aspects of a patent reform bill approved last fall by the Senate Judiciary Committee, had been dealt with satisfactorily. “University Concerns With S. 1145 Addressed by Bill as Reported by Committee,” read the headline on the document, which went on to list the ways in which the academy’s major objections “have been appropriately addressed by the bill as reported by the Judiciary Committee.”
February 5, 2008
Bush's 2009 budget plan would lift maximum Pell Grant to $4,800, kill other aid programs -- and slash funds for minority-serving colleges that gained in last fall's budget measure.
February 4, 2008
Reworked Higher Ed Act legislation would limit scrutiny to 5 percent of colleges that raise tuition price the most, but ramp up other reporting requirements.
February 4, 2008
Proposal to require elite colleges to spend a minimum proportion of their endowments gets cool reception at Washington forum -- including from a surprising source.
February 4, 2008
Agreement with former athletes a good financial deal for NCAA, sports officials and legal experts say, but does it add momentum to the push for players to be paid?
February 1, 2008
Karén Clos Bleeker, vice president of educational services and chief academic officer of the Temple College District, in Texas, has been named president of the Community College of Denver.Ronald L. Carter, provost and dean of faculty at Coker College, in South Carolina, has been appointed president of Johnson C. Smith University, in North Carolina.G.
January 31, 2008
Two higher education groups say academic leaders should take charge of effort to collect and publicly report outcomes -- largely shunning "comparability" pushed by politicians.
January 31, 2008
Lamar Alexander is among higher education's most avid supporters in Congress. But he had tough words for them Wednesday.
January 30, 2008
Accreditation is often defined as the "voluntary" system of peer review by which higher education regulates itself. But there’s really nothing voluntary about it, some critics argue, given that colleges and universities must be accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Education Department for their students to qualify for federal financial aid. In essence, if you want your students to receive federal student aid – and virtually all institutions do, and many would not survive without it -- you must be accredited.
January 29, 2008
In last State of the Union, president takes two steps to limit lawmakers' pet projects for colleges and other recipients -- starting next year.

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