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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October 30, 2007
1,100 black, Hispanic and other minority Ph.D.'s and doctoral students gather for advice and kinship in a setting where they're more than a "speck in a room."
October 26, 2007
Education Department data on first year of SMART and Academic Competitiveness Grants shows the aid is flowing, but not as widely and evenly as projected.
October 25, 2007
Senate panel holds broad hearing on pros and cons of Bayh-Dole Act -- but with a very specific agenda for one Midwestern university.
October 23, 2007
For-profit higher education giant announces $1 billion joint venture (with private equity giant) to invest in international education market.
October 22, 2007
Boston U. plans to spend $1.8 billion to raise its stature among research universities. The money will help, but will the university advance only if its competitors stand still?
October 19, 2007
College leaders and Education Department officials have spent much of the last two years talking past each other on the subject of measuring student learning. Critics have accused the federal government of pushing an overly simplistic, inflexible approach that emphasizes at all costs the ability to compare one college's performance. Education Department officials have increasingly insisted that they are not pushing a one-size-fits-all model, but they have also regularly said that they believe too few institutions are aggressively pursuing their desired agenda.
October 19, 2007
Joseph A. Alutto, interim provost and former business dean at Ohio State University, has been named executive vice president and provost there. Anantha S. Babbili, dean of the College of Mass Communication at Middle Tennessee State University, has been chosen as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.George C.
October 18, 2007
College groups fear that appeals court's decision in ex-Buffalo coach's case could make private colleges liable for their interactions with state governments.
October 17, 2007
Number of applicants rises by 8 percent and enrollees hit a record, as medical schools expand their classes in push to increase production of doctors.
October 16, 2007
Education Department decision to kill off program aimed at reducing loan defaults troubles guarantors, lawmakers and even advocates for students.


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