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 5, 2009
The South Carolina Supreme Court on Thursday ordered Gov. Mark Sanford, a Republican, to apply for the $700 million in federal stimulus funds -- most of which would go to public education at all levels -- set aside for the state, The State reported. Sanford has been critical of the stimulus plan and has tried to keep South Carolina from spending most of the stimulus funds.
June 5, 2009
Kicking off the Congressional appropriations process for federal programs relevant to higher education, the House of Representatives panel that sets spending for most federal science programs drafted legislation Thursday that would provide more than $7 billion for the National Science Foundation and $510 million for the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology, among other programs.
June 5, 2009
A new study published in the journal Economics of Education Review explores how students of different sexual orientations have different academic and extracurricular experiences in college.
June 5, 2009
Part-time faculty members at Cooper Union and in the pre-college division of the Manhattan School of Music have voted (separately) to be represented in collective bargaining by the New York State United Teachers, affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association. Job security was a major issue in both organizing campaigns.
June 5, 2009
Alabama's community college system, which has been plagued by financial scandals in recent years, has a new one.
June 5, 2009
The University of California at Los Angeles announced Wednesday that James Franco, the actor and UCLA alumnus, has backed out of his planned speech on June 12 at the graduation ceremony for the College of Letters and Science. A statement from Franco, released by the university, said: "I deeply regret not being able to keep my commitment to giving the commencement speech at UCLA's graduation this year.
June 5, 2009
Lesley M. Hallick, chief academic officer at Oregon Health & Science University, has been named president of Pacific University.David Johnson, provost of the John H.
June 4, 2009
University responds harshly to official's assertions of data "manipulation" to rise on the U.S. News charts, denying unethical behavior -- but directly challenging few of her allegations.
June 4, 2009
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has cut off the access its lobbying branch had to the student information database, The News-Gazette reported. A university spokesman said that there was no reason for those who lobby for the university to have immediate access to student records.
June 4, 2009
The Georgia Board of Regents has increased the cap on the use of lecturers at public colleges from 10 to 20 percent of a public college or university's faculty, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. Lecturers do not have tenure or research responsibilities, and so tend to teach more courses each semester than do professors. Board officials said that they raised the cap to allow colleges to make more hires, despite tough budget times, in high-demand areas.

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