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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March 29, 2007
Here's why the work of a U.S. panel reviewing federal rules on accreditation matters.
March 28, 2007
Accrediting groups give ground on reporting student learning outcomes -- but not enough to satisfy U.S. officials.
March 28, 2007
Adjuncts nearing half of all professors, and proportion off the tenure track grows, latest U.S. data show.
March 27, 2007
Accreditors and colleges oppose Education Department's effort to ramp up federal oversight of quality control process. 
March 23, 2007
Education Department's higher education confab wins praise for cooperative tone, but storm clouds loom.
March 23, 2007
U.S. proposes regulatory changes that could force agencies to set minimum standards for colleges on student learning.
March 22, 2007
You know that an issue has started to resonate and find its political legs when the relevant players start competing to show they care about it.
March 21, 2007
On summit's eve, many say panel has stimulated activity, but urge Education Dept. to focus on "national," not "federal," solutions.
March 20, 2007
Key senator applauds Zerhouni's "courageous" statement criticizing White House's 2001 policy.
March 20, 2007
For weeks, mystery has swirled around who will have a seat at the table(s) this week when Margaret Spellings convenes her higher education "summit," which is designed to help set the course for how the Education Department moves forward in carrying out the recommendations of the education secretary's Commission on the Future of Higher Education.

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