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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June 12, 2008
Investor's bid to bail out a financially ailing business institution in the Ohio city offers hope but also carries risks -- arguably for all involved.
June 12, 2008
As campuses begin to experience an influx of former military service members, an innovative program offers a blueprint for helping them make the transition and succeed in college, writes Rose Sachs.
June 10, 2008
Gathering of state and university leaders crafts vision calling for funding general education over research, discouraging ‘mission creep,’ and strengthening state coordination.
June 6, 2008
Stephen W. Director, provost at Drexel University, in Pennsylvania, has been chosen as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Northeastern University.Timothy J. Greene, dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Western Michigan University, has been promoted to provost and vice president for academic affairs there.Jamie C.
June 6, 2008
With veterans’ educational benefits poised to rise and number of would-be students surging, college leaders gather to discuss how to help ex-service members make their way.
June 5, 2008
A year after Education Secretary Margaret Spellings abandoned plans to propose new federal rules governing higher education accreditation, under heavy pressure from members of Congress, the Education Department is reportedly contemplating issuing such regulations when legislation to renew the Higher Education Act becomes law. That possibility is being met with astonishment by college leaders and many on Capitol Hill, who describe it as both practically difficult and politically foolhardy.
June 4, 2008
It sounds like a joke: "What's worse than prison? A poetry class." But for 25 teens, the sentence for trashing a former Robert Frost home was a mini-course with a Middlebury scholar of the New England icon.
May 29, 2008
Study finds that Florida’s Bright Futures program impedes enrollments in scientific fields. In another study, Penn State, dissatisfied with 84 percent graduation rate, examines why low-income students finish (or don’t).
May 28, 2008
April 16, 2007 changed Virginia Tech irrevocably. But how much did the shootings of 32 students and professors on the Blacksburg, Va., campus change the rest of higher education?
May 27, 2008
Annual gathering of higher education's data experts offers research on colleges' cost efficiency, students' experiences with racial bias, and a different way of calculating graduation rates.


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