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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February 22, 2007
Alumni, foundations and companies gave record $28 billion in 2006, up 9.4 percent over 2005
February 21, 2007
U.S. panel's call for a million participants is misguided without more emphasis on nature of the foreign programs, researcher says.
February 20, 2007
Helping would-be college goers navigate the federal financial aid form, unusual research project seeks to bolster higher education access.
February 20, 2007
Marilyn Burstein, dean of education at the Art Institute of Philadelphia, has been named vice president and dean of academic affairs at the Art Institute of Charleston.Francesco Cesareo, dean of the McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts at Duquesne University, in Pennsylvania, has been selected as president of Assumption College, in Massachusetts.Tommy King, acting president of William Carey College, in Mississippi,
February 19, 2007
Education Department pursues plan to collect substantially more information from colleges for accountability purposes.
February 19, 2007
Senate hearing on paying for college offers many ideas but little coherence.
February 16, 2007
Leading senator poised to introduce legislation requiring banks to compete on price for right to offer federal student loans.
February 16, 2007
When Democrats won control of Congress in November, the change promised the return to power of some familiar names to many college leaders, including Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts, the once and current chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, and Rep. George Miller of California, who has been a visible and vocal presence as the top Democrat on the House of Representatives higher education subcommittee throughout this decade and now heads the full Education and Labor Committee.
February 15, 2007
U. of Virginia researchers aim to prevent teen smoking -- with $25 million gift from Philip Morris. Does the end justify the means?
February 14, 2007
Relations between the U.S. Education Department and college leaders have grown increasingly strained in recent weeks.

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