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 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.
October 15, 2007
Aid officials say Education Department's new guidance on aid program for science majors makes it even less accessible to students and more difficult to administer.
October 12, 2007
Newly dominant education foundation picks Jamie Merisotis, head of think tank on college access, to lead its philanthropic and planned public policy efforts.
October 12, 2007
Sen. Hillary Clinton, the Democratic front runner for president in 2008, unveiled a college aid plan Thursday that would pour $8 billion a year in new funds into an expanded tuition tax credit, bigger Pell Grants, support for community colleges, and work force training, among other things. It would also require public colleges to set multiyear tuition rates to help families better plan to pay for college and compel them to publish information about the employment rates and earnings of their students upon graduation (proposals that even the Spellings Commission might love).
October 12, 2007
Pamela T. Reid, provost of Roosevelt University, was named on Thursday as the next president of Saint Joseph College, in Connecticut -- placing Reid in a very small group of college presidents married to other presidents. Reid will take office early in 2008, the same year her husband, Irvin D. Reid, plans to finish a decade-long tenure as president of Wayne State University.
October 11, 2007
U.S. Education Department turns up heat -- even demanding repayment of funds -- on colleges where fewer than 7 percent of work study money goes to students in community work.


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