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 20, 2008
Think of all the ink (or its digital equivalent) that has been spilled in national publications (including this one) over the possible closure of places like Antioch College and the New College of California. Distraught faculty and staff bemoaning lost opportunities for students. Anguished alumni and local residents decrying the potential disappearance of a cherished community asset. And dozens, even hundreds, of faculty and staff members confronted with the loss of their jobs.
February 20, 2008
Jim Browne, registrar and deputy president at National University of Ireland-Galway, has been chosen as president there.John M.
February 20, 2008
A member of the board of the College of William & Mary has sent an unusually frank letter of resignation to student leaders, in which he calls into question the way board members made the decision not to renew the contract of Gene Nichol as president. In the letter, Robert Blair praises Nichol, particularly for his efforts to diversify the campus, and says that he and others argued to keep Nichol on as president.
February 19, 2008
As higher education issues go, "transfer of credit" is about as mundane and arcane as you can get. It's roll-your-sleeves-up-and-get-your-hands-dirty type work, involving transcripts and course numbers and modes of delivery and degree audits and other nuts and bolts details of the college admissions and registration process.
February 18, 2008
In accord that largely endorses previous changes, independent "monitor" will oversee state agency's activities for a year.
February 15, 2008
They say Tigers don't change their stripes. History shows that neither do Bulldogs or, now, Hoosiers -- or at least the men who coach them.
February 15, 2008
Jamie Comstock, vice president for academic affairs and professor of communications at Millikin University, in Illinois, has been chosen as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Butler University, in Indiana.Jane Dammen McAuliffe, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Georgetown University, in the District of Columbia, has been appointed president of Bryn Mawr College, in Pennsylvania.
February 14, 2008
Michigan's Higher Education Student Loan Authority announced Tuesday that it would suspend its alternative loan program, citing the agency's expected difficulties in borrowing the money needed to finance future private loans because of the "credit crunch" affecting the U.S. capital markets.
February 13, 2008
Medical schools quickly enacted policies on individual financial conflicts, but have lagged in addressing financial conflicts tied to institutional funds, survey finds.
February 12, 2008
The "good government" movement in Washington has taken aim at fat-cat lobbyists, free spending campaign donors, and earmark producing lawmakers. Its latest target: judge-inviting law schools?

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