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 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.
August 1, 2008
As Congress finally passes the sweeping higher education legislation, 5 years late, views on its significance and potential impact vary widely.
July 30, 2008
House-Senate panel reaches agreement on compromise legislation to renew the Higher Education Act, prompting more relief than satisfaction.
July 30, 2008
Amid signs that economic downturn will dampen support for colleges and students, report finds that per-student spending outpaced inflation and enrollment growth by 3.9 percent over 2006.
July 30, 2008
Guy Bailey, chancellor of the University of Missouri at Kansas City, has been named president of Texas Tech University.Glenda Barron, assistant commissioner for student advancement and private institution oversight at the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, has been selected as president of Temple College, in Texas.Georgia Costello, regional superintendent at the St.
July 29, 2008
2 lenders that had said they would offer student loans this fall change their plans, citing continued disruption in the credit markets.
July 25, 2008
Thomas Armstrong, vice president for instructional services at Otero Junior College, in Colorado, has been named president of Eastern Wyoming College.Russell A. Davis, acting and interim president of Gloucester County College, in New Jersey, has been appointed to the job on a permanent basis.T.
July 23, 2008
Survey of financial aid officers finds moderate concern about loan availability and continued prevalence of college lender lists.


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