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 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.
May 1, 2008
Massachusetts legislator proposes tax on college funds over $1 billion; plan tabled in favor of study, but lawmakers argue that universities should share wealth in tough times.
April 30, 2008
More than a quarter of colleges in guaranteed student loan program say they are contemplating switch to government-run program; change likeliest among 2-year colleges.
April 29, 2008
New study finds a link between sports success and donations -- but not in the way many college officials tend to think.
April 28, 2008
As anger builds in wake of report finding wrongdoing in awarding of M.B.A. to governor's daughter, questions arise whether resignation will be the last.
April 28, 2008
Lisa Anderson, James T. Shotwell Professor of International Relations and former dean of the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, in New York, has been named provost at American University in Cairo.Sue K.
April 25, 2008
No, not that one: Members of an association of literary scholars are sparring over the choice of a new vice president, saying the group's future ability to shape their discipline is at stake.
April 23, 2008
With agencies weighing alternatives for aiding student loan providers, lawmakers float plan to let lenders sell and repurchase loans without paying interest to U.S. treasury.


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