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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September 20, 2007
Annual report finds gains for all racial and ethnic groups, but black and Hispanic Americans continue to lag their white peers in college-going rate.
September 20, 2007
College lawyers and leaders have watched with increasing wariness as a series of lawsuits against universities under the federal False Claims Act make their way through the U.S. courts. They fear that rulings in the cases could make it significantly easier for individuals to sue colleges for minor missteps.
September 19, 2007
International group is (quietly) discussing the prospect of creating a global measure of student learning outcomes at the college level.
September 18, 2007
New report comparing countries' educational systems suggests that U.S. dominance in higher education is continuing to ebb.
September 17, 2007
Group of institutions that focus on educating adults at a distance craft their own way of measuring effectiveness, emphasizing program-specific outcomes.
September 14, 2007
Annette Digby, dean of the education division at City University of New York’s Lehman College, has been selected as vice president of academic affairs and provost at Lincoln University, in Missouri.A. Gabriel Esteban, provost and dean of faculty at the University of Central Arkansas, has been chosen as provost at Seton Hall University.Jonathan A.
September 14, 2007
College of Staten Island was justified in denying recognition (and funds) to Greek organization for excluding women, U.S. appeals court rules.
September 14, 2007
A controversy over a revoked appointment of a dean for the new law school at the University of California at Irvine escalated Thursday, with many professors demanding more information and some faculty members going so far as to call for the chancellor's resignation, the Los Angeles Times reported. Erwin Chemerinsky, a noted legal scholar at Duke University, was to become dean, but he reported that Chancellor Michael V.
September 13, 2007
Erwin Chemerinsky, leading constitutional scholar tapped to head California-Irvine's new school, is told he's too "controversial" (liberal).
September 13, 2007
U.S. study offers comprehensive portrait of status of black, Hispanic and other Americans in higher education -- but its most revealing data may be on the college gender gap.


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