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 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.
August 12, 2008
With few signs so far that students are unable to get loans for college, campus officials are made increasingly jittery by news articles that quote jittery campus officials.
August 11, 2008
Barry Brown, a professor of law at Suffolk University, in Massachusetts, has been appointed provost there.D'Ann Campbell, director of the American History Projects and former dean of academics at the U.S.
August 8, 2008
When a production company tells your president or dean it wants to profile your college or school in a national television documentary, the offer may not be what it seems.
August 5, 2008
A federal appeals court on Monday declared Temple University's now-abandoned sexual harassment policy unconstitutional -- and it did so in a way that legal experts agree could make it much more difficult for colleges and universities to defend nondiscrimination policies that limit the speech of students.
August 4, 2008
Professors and administrators from dozens of independent colleges gather to share advice -- and their concerns -- about using the Collegiate Learning Assessment effectively.
August 4, 2008
It is well-established that the higher education work force is aging, particularly in the upper/senior ranks of both faculty and administrators. And that higher education as an industry isn’t particularly well-equipped to purposefully prepare the next generation of leaders.


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