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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August 20, 2007
New federal law and agency guidelines aim to prod scientists and universities to ensure that fellows get career training.
August 17, 2007
Janice G. Brewington, interim provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at North Carolina A&T State University, has been appointed to the job on a permanent basis.Alison Byerly, vice president for academic affairs at Middlebury College, in Vermont, has been promoted to provost and executive vice president there, effective August 15. Steven G.
August 15, 2007
U.S. leads European peers and Japan in foreign student enrollments and spending on higher ed, but lags on educational attainment, study finds.
August 15, 2007
Higher education accreditation is badly flawed. But expanding the federal role, as Margaret Spellings proposes, is the wrong way to fix it, Jane S. Shaw writes.
August 14, 2007
Scores of colleges, lenders and others comment on proposals to change U.S. rules governing student loan programs and college-lender relationships.
August 14, 2007
Many colleges continue to leave low-cost loan providers off of "preferred lender" lists that they provide students, according to a new analysis from U.S. News & World Report. The magazine reported that some colleges said that they hadn't had time to update their lists, even though the scandal about such lists has been going on for months. Other colleges said that the lenders on their lists provided better service.The Ford Foundation will today name Luis A.
August 10, 2007
Association plans study of criteria for joining big-time level; presidents ban text messaging of recruits, and Division III chiefs back restrictions on male practice players.
August 10, 2007
Education secretary, portraying department as acting aggressively, says colleges and lenders should adopt principles and not wait for new rules or laws.
August 9, 2007
In podcast interview, the top federal higher education official discusses the status of college reform efforts and her search for "creators" instead of "critics."
August 8, 2007
With legislation pending that could diminish significance, Education Dept. proposes rules on competitiveness and SMART grants.

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