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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Most Recent Articles

December 1, 2008
Apparel company's t-shirts that mimicked college teams' colors violated federal law, U.S. appeals court rules.
November 26, 2008
Thousands of student borrowers who got back on track to repay loans after defaulting may be out in the cold because of the financial crisis, even as U.S. helps other lenders and students.
November 25, 2008
Sponsors of two leading surveys of college funds will merge their annual reports into single comprehensive one, in part to save campus administrators valuable time.
November 24, 2008
U.S. universities record fifth straight year of increase in number of degrees awarded. Gains come mostly in sciences and among non-U.S. citizens; humanities Ph.D.'s decline 4.5 percent.
November 24, 2008
NCAA panel, charged with bolstering basketball players' academic performance, focuses on making outcomes look better, not on actual improvement, critics say.
November 21, 2008
W. Darryl Harrison, vice president for academic affairs at West Georgia Technical College, has been named president of Gadsden State Community College, in Alabama.Mark Keenum, U.S. under secretary of farm and foreign agricultural services, has been selected as president of Mississippi State University.Wendy B.
November 21, 2008
After financial aid officers' group urges federal government to extend financial help to providers of alternative loans, student and college associations take the other side, aggressively.
November 20, 2008
USA Today report finds athletes on hundreds of Division I teams are overrepresented in one major at their colleges, raising questions about whether NCAA's academic rules are driving choices.
November 19, 2008
College and student groups balk at proposal by Education Dept.'s inspector general to collect in a central database (and potentially share) massive amounts of personal information.
November 18, 2008
With state facing major deficit and painful budget cuts, head of university system says Nevadans are just as deserving as Wall Street firms getting federal aid.


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