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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May 15, 2008
Diane Jones, popular assistant secretary for postsecondary education, to leave after just nine months in the job.
May 13, 2008
With lawmakers still aiming for May finish, draft bill circulates with abundant reporting requirements and key issues -- on textbooks, state mandates and minority graduate aid -- left unresolved.
May 12, 2008
Discussion of nonprofit tax issues suggests that IRS, Congress and others plan busy season of review of colleges' spending and governance practices.
May 9, 2008
Carmen Twillie Ambar, dean of Douglass College at Rutgers University, in New Jersey, has been named president of Cedar Crest College, in Pennsylvania.Stephen Beal, provost of California College of the Arts, has been promoted to president there. Robert C.
May 8, 2008
Rapid expansion of Florida International U.'s sports program overwhelmed its administrative structures, resulting in major NCAA violations, association finds.
May 7, 2008
In fourth year of NCAA's new academic regime, academic progress rates rise but 218 teams face scholarship loss or other punishment for shortcomings in athletes' classroom performance.
May 6, 2008
Spike in notices of alleged violations on campuses prompts speculation that record companies are targeting future, not actual, breaches. RIAA chief cites better hardware and software.
May 6, 2008
The Bernard Osher Foundation plans today to announce a $50 million grant to create an endowment to provide scholarships for students attending community colleges in California, The San Jose Mercury News reported. An additional $20 million gift will support students who transfer from community colleges to public universities in the state.
May 5, 2008
F. Dominic Dottavio, president of Heidelberg College, in Ohio, has been selected as president of Tarleton State University, in Texas.Angela Durante, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, professor of sociology, and academic associate to the provost at Lewis University, in Illinois, has been appointed provost at Saint Xavier University, also in Illinois. Dan R.
May 2, 2008
When a California State University East Bay instructor was fired in February for refusing to sign a loyalty oath required of state employees, many assumed the case was a fluke, especially when a compromise allowed for her to be rehired.


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