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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December 19, 2008
Iowa's Northwestern College hoped that locking in its charges to students for four years would attract families eager for tuition stability. But when enrollment fell, the experiment ended.
December 18, 2008
Quintin B. Bullock, provost of Tidewater Community College's Virginia Beach Campus, has been appointed president of Schenectady County Community College.Jan Muto, assistant to the chancellor for teaching and learning at the Kentucky Community and Technical College System and interim president of Maysville Community College, has been named president of Riverside Community College.John L.
December 17, 2008
As higher ed productivity project unveils new grants, several aim to help states more closely tie colleges' funding to their success in getting students through.
December 16, 2008
Tan Chorh Chuan, acting president at National University of Singapore, has been appointed to the position on a permanent basis.Robert L. King, president and CEO of the Arizona Community Foundation and former chancellor of the State University of New York, has been selected as president of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education.Kathy A.
December 16, 2008
With U.S. government planning massive infusion of funds to spur economy, college groups offer ideas, common and conflicting, for how higher ed can help the country (and vice versa).
December 12, 2008
The economic downturn may portend contraction of college staffs in the offing. But an annual federal report finds continued growth, particularly in instructional staff and administrative professionals.
December 12, 2008
Tristan Mark Joseph Denley, associate professor of mathematics at the University of Mississippi, has been named provost at Austin Peay State University, in Tennessee.Sharon L. Gaber, senior associate provost at Auburn University, has been appointed provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Arkansas.Roy F.
December 11, 2008
Given the level of vitriol that marked the six-year legal battle between Princeton University and the relatives of a former donor, it's hardly surprising that Wednesday's settlement to bring the lawsuit to a close was not, as some such accords are, of the "Can't we all just get along?" group hug variety.
December 10, 2008
The union that represents 6,800 teaching assistants at the California State University System late Tuesday called off plans to strike today, agreeing instead to a mediation offer from Darrell Steinberg, president of the state's Senate. Just hours earlier, the union -- a United Auto Workers unit -- had pledged that a strike would start today, accusing the university system of not bargaining in good faith.
December 9, 2008
Cuomo examines lender's relationships with athletics departments; GAO criticizes U.S. oversight of inducements to colleges; Senate panel backs bill on private loans; EduCap shrinks.


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