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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July 13, 2007
U.S. report on participation for male and female athletes doesn't resolve data dispute over who has been helped (and hurt).
July 12, 2007
Measure would bolster Pell Grants and cut interest rates by cutting lender subsidies gains; questions raised about Sallie Mae deal.
July 11, 2007
As House Democrats unveil new version of budget measure, White House opposes interest rate cut, new spending and loan auction idea.
July 11, 2007
With high-stakes vote on student aid budget looming, fraudulent "talking points" memo brings accusation of a "dirty trick."
July 10, 2007
Annual survey finds non-grant aid growing faster than need-based scholarships.
July 10, 2007
U.S. officials tell financial aid directors (and lawmakers, indirectly) that they are serious about student loan oversight.
July 10, 2007
A California jury awarded $5.85 million Monday to the fired women's volleyball coach at California State University at Fresno, concluding that the university engaged in discrimination when it failed to renew the contract of Lindy Vivas in 2004. Vivas had argued that Fresno officials let her go because she pushed aggressively for gender equity in athletics. University administrators said her performance in leading the program had been lacking.
July 9, 2007
New code of conduct for financial aid officers produces questions but no condemnation from the rank and file.
July 9, 2007
Few colleges include alternative loans in students' aid packages, but marketing is common, survey by aid officers' group finds.
July 6, 2007
Quality of life and influence in the institution matter most to chief financial officers -- far more than pay, survey finds.


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