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 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.
August 24, 2007
The wide gaps in educational attainment between people from low-income backgrounds and wealthier ones tend to lead policy makers to a logical conclusion: It's about the money. If low-income students are enrolling in college at significant lower rates than others, they argue, it's essential to increase spending on need-based financial aid and make sure the students know the money is out there. If needy students drop out of college at higher rates, then surely money -- or lack of it -- is the key factor there, too.
August 23, 2007
NCAA punishes Purdue University for ex-coach's academic fraud, laid out in a series of electronic messages.
August 22, 2007
Waded Cruzado-Salas, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at New Mexico State University, has been appointed executive vice president and provost there.Debra Daniels, district vice president of academics and student affairs at Polk Community College, in Florida, has been named president of San Bernardino Valley College.Karen Hanson, dean of the Hutton Honors College and Rudy Profes
August 21, 2007
Federal judge declines to dismiss lawsuit accusing the mammoth university of defrauding the federal government of many millions of dollars.
August 20, 2007
New federal law and agency guidelines aim to prod scientists and universities to ensure that fellows get career training.
August 17, 2007
Janice G. Brewington, interim provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at North Carolina A&T State University, has been appointed to the job on a permanent basis.Alison Byerly, vice president for academic affairs at Middlebury College, in Vermont, has been promoted to provost and executive vice president there, effective August 15. Steven G.

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