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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August 9, 2007
In podcast interview, the top federal higher education official discusses the status of college reform efforts and her search for "creators" instead of "critics."
August 8, 2007
With legislation pending that could diminish significance, Education Dept. proposes rules on competitiveness and SMART grants.
August 8, 2007
Steve Spurrier is hardly the first coach to blast his college's admissions process; coaches never like it when top recruits get rejected. The University of South Carolina coach’s threat this week to quit if the institution does not alter its policies is unlikely to get Spurrier everything he wants; he says the university should admit any athlete who meets the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s eligibility standards for freshmen, and university officials say they won’t go there.
August 6, 2007
U.S. senator asks universities about their oversight of professors' disclosure about payments they receive from drug companies.
August 6, 2007
Board members, some with strong ties to higher ed, will share $370 million in profit in sale of student loan behemoth.
August 1, 2007
As business officers assess impact of the loan scandal, Clemson and Drexel officials question attorney general's tactics and conclusions.
July 31, 2007
Business officers' group plans review of corporate involvement in its own meeting and "best practices" governing relationships between colleges and companies.
July 30, 2007
Federal regulations for 403(b) retirement programs will increase requirements on colleges and other employers that offer them.
July 30, 2007
In an interview and podcast, New York's attorney general assesses the genesis and impact of his student loan inquiry -- and suggests colleges face more scrutiny.
July 26, 2007
Sean T. Buffington, associate provost for arts and culture and director of cultural programs at Harvard University, in Massachusetts, has been named president of the University of the Arts, in Pennsylvania.Kristina M.


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