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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September 12, 2007
Julie N. Bernier, interim provost at Plymouth State U., in New Hampshire, has been named to the job on a permanent basis.Anna Davies, a dean at Cuesta College, in California, has been appointed associate superintendent and vice president for academic affairs at Allan Hancock College, also in California.Eric W.
September 11, 2007
After 1-year rise, proportion of 2005 borrowers who defaulted on loans in first year of repayment falls to 4.6 percent, a near-record low.
September 7, 2007
Panel requires university to stand trial on charges that its indifference resulted in football players' alleged rape of female students.
September 7, 2007
Bush's decision not to veto compromise budget bill means students will see more aid and interest rate reduction, and lenders will suffer large cuts in federal payments.
September 6, 2007
Congressional leaders, after little consultation with GOP, offer budget bill that would boost Pell Grants and slash lender payments; Bush veto considered unlikely.
September 5, 2007
Senate student loan report is short on new charges, but fleshes out evidence that colleges often solicited benefits they got from lenders.
September 4, 2007
Education Dept. reviews of colleges where most loans go to one lender reportedly find no problems at Middlebury and Lawrence Tech.
August 31, 2007
Less than a year after the chancellor of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale was forced out amid allegations that he had plagiarized material from another university's strategic plan, the president of the Southern Illinois system is facing charges that he lifted portions of his 1984 doctorate from other sources without proper attrib
August 29, 2007
Wilson G. Bradshaw, president of Metropolitan State University, in Minnesota, has been named president of Florida Gulf Coast University.Michael J. Hogan, executive vice president and provost at the University of Iowa, has been selected as president of the University of Connecticut.Rodney L.
August 27, 2007
William C. Dowling is, first and foremost, a professor of English, specializing in 17th and 18th century British and American literature. But like a relatively small number of established faculty members, he has developed another highly visible, non-academic specialty, as a critic of big-time college sports. Dowling was among a band of professors, students and alumni who led an (ultimately failed) effort to get Rutgers University to drop out of National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I-A athletics during the mid-1990s, and like many such campaigns, it exacted a toll on Dowling.

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