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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August 27, 2008
Javier Elizondo, vice president for academic affairs at Baptist University of the Américas, in Texas, has been promoted to executive vice president and provost there.Steven M. LaNasa, associate dean and assistant professor of higher education at the University of Missouri at Kansas City, has been named president of Donnelly College, in Kansas.Ruth J.
August 25, 2008
The numbers will not surprise anyone who has closely tracked federal budget discussions about science and technology in recent years. But that won't make the data released Friday by the National Science Foundation any more palatable for those concerned about the American research enterprise.
August 22, 2008
U.S. government approves revised survey designed to identify barriers that inhibit community college students' ability to continue their educations at other colleges.
August 21, 2008
Ex-coaches at U. of New Mexico arranged for recruited players to get academic credit in courses for which they did no work, NCAA finds. Much finger pointing ensues.
August 20, 2008
Survey of parents and undergraduates breaks down families' expenditures on college and their expectations for what they will get in return.
August 18, 2008
One university's boast about its CLA test scores suggests that student learning outcomes might be the next battleground on which colleges compete.
August 15, 2008
Alan Contreras is an increasing rarity these days: a knowledgeable public official who says what he thinks without worrying too much about whom he offends. That trait has him in a scrape over free speech with his superiors in Oregon's state government. And while they backed away Thursday from the action that had most troubled him, Contreras isn't backing down from the fight.
August 15, 2008
President Bush on Thursday signed much-delayed legislation to renew the Higher Education Act, the law that governs most federal college and financial aid programs. The president did not say anything about the legislation in signing it, probably because the Bush administration was unhappy about numerous aspects of the bill, including that it would create more than 60 new programs and bar the U.S. education secretary from promulgating rules to govern accreditation.
August 13, 2008
Dartmouth College's relationship with its fraternities and sororities hasn't been entirely free and easy in the last decade. In 1999, the college's trustees, troubled by the perception that fraternities dominated campus social life in a negative way -- emphasizing alcohol and exclusivity -- declared a moratorium on the establishment of new Greek organizations in 1999 while contemplating an overhaul.


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