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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April 27, 2009
Norman Finkelstein, the controversial scholar and critic of Israel who was denied tenure at DePaul University in 2007, will be permitted to speak at Clark University. John Bassett, the president at Clark, called off a planned appearance by Finkelstein, saying that his appearance at the same time that the university was holding a conference on the Holocaust could detract from that event.
April 27, 2009
"Major progress" has been made in negotiations for Antioch University to transfer Antioch College to its own board, clearing the way for the revival of the college, the Great Lakes Colleges Association announced Sunday night. The association has been mediating negotiations between the university, which suspended the college's operations, and alumni who want the college -- the residential liberal arts college in Yellow Springs, Ohio -- to operate on its own.
April 27, 2009
The board of Southern Illinois University plans to adopt rules requiring trustees to report any potential conflict of interest -- including "indirect" benefits -- for consideration of whether the board members should recuse themselves from various matters, the Chicago Tribune reported.
April 27, 2009
Classes are expected to resume today at the University of Quebec at Montreal, ending a faculty strike that started March 16. The Montreal Gazette reported that professors voted to accept a contract that calls for an 11 percent salary increase over four years. Under the contract, more than 145 professors will be hired over the next five years.
April 27, 2009
President says eliminating guaranteed loan program is essential to helping students afford college -- but warns that tuition increases must slow.
April 27, 2009
As Hocking College prepares to replace its president after 41 years, leader of search admits destroying evaluations of employees' top candidate.
April 24, 2009
President censures economist after backing panel's finding that sloppy research practices amounted to misconduct. His backers say the response squelches faculty criticism.
April 24, 2009
Lori Bettison-Varga, provost and dean of the faculty at Whitman College, in Washington, has been selected as president of Scripps College, in California.Michael R.
April 24, 2009
Graduation ceremonies at Xavier University of Louisiana -- the only historically black, Roman Catholic college -- will take place this year without New Orleans Archbishop Alfred Hughes. That's because the archbishop has ruled out appearing as long as the university continues with its plans to have Donna Brazile as the main speaker (and honorary degree recipient), The New Orleans Times-Picayune reported.
April 24, 2009
Two tribesmen from New Guinea have sued Jared Diamond for defamation, saying that an article he wrote for The New Yorker falsely states that they committed murder and other crimes, the Associated Press reported. The article was about traditions of vengeance. Diamond -- whose books are taught at many colleges -- is a professor of geography at the University of California at Los Angeles.

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