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 2, 2009
Surveying reviews' spotty compliance with reporting requirements, editor of The Green Bag finds their circulations in steep decline -- but does that necessarily mean lost influence?
February 2, 2009
Lost amid big-dollar provisions in stimulus bill is tax code change that could make it easier for private institutions to borrow for capital projects.
January 30, 2009
U of All People upgrades its methods for preparing faculty members, and David Galef is there.
January 29, 2009
As House passes stimulus bill, experts on college access and affordability question recent policy approaches that economic package would reinforce.
January 28, 2009
Spending panel proposes $1 billion increase for NIH but would keep maximum Pell Grant at $4,050.
January 28, 2009
As accreditation council convenes agency officials and college leaders, they contemplate changes big and small -- including possibility of Congressional charter to recalibrate balance between federal and institutional roles.
January 27, 2009
Brenda Allen, associate provost, director of institutional diversity, and special assistant to the president at Brown University, in Rhode Island, has been named provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at Winston-Salem State University, in North Carolina.Raymond Cummiskey, president of Southeastern Illinois College, has been selected as president of Jefferson College, in Missouri.Kevin Gilligan, preside
January 27, 2009
The State University of New York may be on the verge of getting a permanent chancellor for the first time since May 2007. The Albany Times Union reported that there are two finalists: Nancy Zimpher, president of the University of Cincinnati, and Muriel Howard, president of SUNY's Buffalo State College.
January 26, 2009
As Senate and President Obama offer details on their packages, Republicans question whether spending on education and aid to states will stimulate economy.
January 23, 2009
ACT data show decline in proportion of freshman students who return to their institutions as sophomores. Are they leaving college, or just changing colleges?


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