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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November 21, 2007
Number of Ph.D.'s awarded by American universities spikes in 2006 -- with increases largely in scientific fields and among non-U.S. citizens.
November 21, 2007
Christine M. Bahr, interim vice president for academic affairs at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, in Indiana, has been appointed provost and dean at McKendree University, in Illinois. Karen S. Gersten, associate provost for academic programs and distance learning at Roosevelt University, in Illinois, has been named provost at Kendall College, also in Illinois.Margaret A.
November 21, 2007
Reconstituted group of students, faculty and alumni says it has familiar targets and goals: Stopping university administrators from emphasizing football over academics.
November 20, 2007
Pa. student loan provider received at least $33 million through now-revoked loophole in federal law, and government is urged to recoup funds.
November 19, 2007
Regional agencies and college groups spar over Higher Education Act provision on learning outcomes. Does the rift open the door to increased federal role?
November 16, 2007
Colleges have mixed views on bipartisan legislation that wins unanimous approval; full House fails to override Bush veto of education/health spending bill.
November 15, 2007
As House panel debates Higher Ed Act bill, lawmakers hammer home risk that rising prices could lead to further federal action. Plus a last-minute gambit on accreditation.
November 14, 2007
President Bush made good Tuesday on his threat to veto a 2008 spending bill for education, labor and health programs. The president's veto message said he had rejected the bill because it would spend too much money, fund duplicative and ineffective programs, and provide too many earmarks.
November 13, 2007
Pat Breen, vice president of executive and professional education at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, has been promoted to vice president of academic affairs there.Clinton D.
November 13, 2007
The good feelings didn't last long at Antioch College. When Antioch University's board announced this month that the college would continue under certain conditions, university administrators and alumni leaders praised a new spirit of good will.

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