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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February 28, 2008
18 months after finishing their work, individual members of the Spellings Commission may urge Congress to abandon plan to limit Education Department regulation of accreditation.
February 26, 2008
A law journal plans "Deadwood Report" to test whether schools live up to boasts about having faculties that excel in teaching, research and service.
February 26, 2008
An article published Friday incorrectly stated that charges of plagiarism against Jay S. Gunasekera played into Ohio University’s decision to remove “distinguished” from the engineering professor's academic title. Ohio's decision was, in fact, based only on findings regarding failures in his advising duties. Inside Higher Ed apologizes for the error. A corrected version of the article appears here.
February 25, 2008
Desire2Learn ordered to pay $3.1 million to learning software giant in infringement lawsuit that is hugely unpopular with college technology officials.
February 22, 2008
SAN FRANCISCO -- More and more colleges are seeking to enroll members of the military (and, increasingly, their spouses), viewing service members as an attractive pool of students who are eager to learn and able to pay, with significant financial support from the federal government.
February 21, 2008
NCAA slams U. of Central Oklahoma for former coach's widespread scheme to recruit football players from two-year institutions.
February 20, 2008
Jim Browne, registrar and deputy president at National University of Ireland-Galway, has been chosen as president there.John M.
February 20, 2008
Think of all the ink (or its digital equivalent) that has been spilled in national publications (including this one) over the possible closure of places like Antioch College and the New College of California. Distraught faculty and staff bemoaning lost opportunities for students. Anguished alumni and local residents decrying the potential disappearance of a cherished community asset. And dozens, even hundreds, of faculty and staff members confronted with the loss of their jobs.
February 20, 2008
A member of the board of the College of William & Mary has sent an unusually frank letter of resignation to student leaders, in which he calls into question the way board members made the decision not to renew the contract of Gene Nichol as president. In the letter, Robert Blair praises Nichol, particularly for his efforts to diversify the campus, and says that he and others argued to keep Nichol on as president.
February 19, 2008
As higher education issues go, "transfer of credit" is about as mundane and arcane as you can get. It's roll-your-sleeves-up-and-get-your-hands-dirty type work, involving transcripts and course numbers and modes of delivery and degree audits and other nuts and bolts details of the college admissions and registration process.


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