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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Most Recent Articles

January 29, 2007
Sudden departure of head of federal office seen as evidence of aggressive political push by Education Department leaders.
January 26, 2007
In Grambling's temporary decision to suspend publication of campus paper, critics see fallout from a 2005 court decision.
January 25, 2007
Like many major American universities, the University of Minnesota has on multiple occasions been forced to confront the tension that exists between its grand (if not grandiose) academic ambitions and its desire to compete at the highest levels of big-time college sports.
January 24, 2007
Federal appeals panel decision may make it harder for public colleges to protect themselves from patent and other lawsuits.
January 22, 2007
Education Department concludes that Nelnet broke law, but settlement lets lender keep $278 million in payments.
January 19, 2007
Statement lays out common responsibilities for college governing board members, to prod them and reassure higher education's critics.
January 18, 2007
Lawmakers vote overwhelmingly to cut interest rate in half by 2011, but Republicans and Democrats spar over tactics and history. 
January 18, 2007
In dueling op-eds, faculty leaders and president at Oregon debate role of athletics in university's perceived academic deterioration.
January 17, 2007
Continuing push on learning outcomes, Education Department plans formal negotiation to consider changes in federal rules.


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