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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July 8, 2008
Idea of making federal system of allocating financial aid simpler and more effective gains momentum, but political impediments await.
July 7, 2008
Given the goings-on of the past few months, it only makes sense that the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators kicked off its annual meeting in Orlando Sunday with a discussion of the student loan credit crunch that has shaken the financial aid industry of late.
July 3, 2008
Paula Allen-Meares, dean of social work at the University of Michigan, has been selected as chancellor of the University of Illinois at Chicago.Dennis P.
July 2, 2008
Louisiana law gives donors and their heirs the right to sue to colleges and other nonprofit groups that fail to carry out terms of their gifts, the state's Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.
July 1, 2008
When a professor is sued for her scholarly writing, should a university defend her?
June 30, 2008
With U.S. push for reporting of comparable learning outcomes stalled, is doomsday scenario of federal control still a legitimate threat?
June 27, 2008
With legislation that would mandate new rules for NIH-funded research, Senate appropriations panel joins Grassley push for more scrutiny of academic scientists.
June 27, 2008
Dillard, Louisburg, South Florida and Sherman College of Chiropractic sanctioned; Florida A&M and Criswell leave the list of punished colleges.
June 26, 2008
With sights set on going public, Grand Canyon U. snags a leader from a crosstown behemoth in for-profit higher ed -- the University of Phoenix's parent company.
June 26, 2008
U.S. Education Department officials have spent weeks intensely reviewing the federal student loan program as part of their efforts to ensure continued access to loans for college students. Department officials formally unveiled more of the immediate fruits of those efforts Wednesday, laying out the terms under which the government will buy loans made by lenders who are unable to sell them to other investors.


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