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 28, 2007
President Bush on Thursday signed legislation that will sharply increase spending on Pell Grants and cut the interest rate on some student loans in half over five years, as college and student groups celebrated and administration officials and Congressional Democrats both took credit for the bill (or at least parts of it). Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.) said he was "proud that the Democratic Congress has provided the greatest investment to help students and parents pay for college since the G.I.
September 27, 2007
With federal backing, 3 higher ed groups will undertake project to develop multiple ways of measuring student learning -- answering call for accountability, but with colleges in the driver's seat.
September 27, 2007
Reginald S. Avery, executive vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of South Carolina Upstate, has been selected as president of Coppin State University, in Maryland.Bruce A. Barker, vice president of operations at Chippewa Valley Technical College, in Wisconsin, has been promoted to president there.George R.
September 26, 2007
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a class action Tuesday accusing Adelphi University of violating federal law by paying its female professors less than its male professors, Newsday reported. The newspaper said that the federal agency had sued the Long Island university in federal court in Brooklyn on behalf of Judith Cohen, who filed a sex discrimination complaint against Adelphi with the agency in 2005.
September 24, 2007
Panelists in one-sided discussion of higher education's evaluation system generally trash it, but disagree on possible changes to it.
September 21, 2007
Plenty of female basic scientists earn Ph.D.'s and start careers on medical school faculties, but barriers and unrealistic expectations make them flee in droves before they reach the pinnacle.
September 21, 2007
Several dozen association and campus officials meet in Washington in acknowledgment that loan scandal has implications across the campus landscape.
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.


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