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 in Bethesda, Md.

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December 3, 2009
This won't be news to anyone in Illinois, but college trustees and regents need to pay attention to conflicts of interest other than financial ones, the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges says in new guidance on the subject.
December 3, 2009
"States are current facing one of the worst, if not the worst, fiscal periods since the Great Depression." With that downbeat assessment, the National Governors Association and the National Association of State Budget Officers introduced their semi-annual "Fiscal Survey of States," which projects continued declines in tax revenues driving the need for additional cutbacks in state spending in 2010, 2011 and possibly 2012.
December 3, 2009
Nearly 50 years after adopting its celebrated Master Plan, California’s vision for higher education has become “less cohesive,” and the state has failed to link funding decisions to clearly defined policy goals, according to a report released Tuesday by California's non-partisan Legislative Analyst’s Office.
December 3, 2009
Kevin Segawa, who is on leave as police chief at Mt. San Jacinto College, has been charged with eight felonies and one misdemeanor, The Press-Enterprise reported. While details of the charges and Segawa's response were not available, the charges include asking or receiving a bribe, forgery, embezzlement by a public officer and destroying or concealing evidence.
December 3, 2009
Pittsburgh's City Council on Wednesday voted to delay by one week a final decision on the idea of a 1 percent tax on tuition, a tax strenuously opposed by area colleges and their students, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. The idea behind the tax -- which is being championed by Mayor Luke Ravenstahl -- is to deal with a looming deficit.
December 3, 2009
The Congressional Budget Office has estimated that a legislative alternative to President Obama's plan to end student lending through the Federal Family Education Loan Program would save about $75 billion, several billion less than the administration's plan, Congress Daily reported.
December 2, 2009
The economic downturn has led some leading American universities to scale back Ph.D. programs, but other countries are moving in the opposite direction. Countries such as Australia, Canada and Ireland are viewing the worldwide economic crisis as a time to invest more in doctoral education and associated research programs, The New York Times reported....
December 2, 2009
A semi-annual report to Congress by the National Science Foundation's Office of the Inspector General documents five new cases of scientific misconduct by university researchers since the last such report in March, and lists actions taken by the science foundation in six cases described by the IG's office in that March report.
December 2, 2009
Yoga instructors went to federal court on Tuesday, seeking to block the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia from regulating the programs that train yoga teachers, The Washington Post reported. The council views its oversight as a routine part of its role overseeing all kinds of training programs, including bartending schools, not just those run by traditional colleges and universities.
December 2, 2009
Student advocacy groups published two studies Tuesday that draw attention to student loan debt at a time when the economy -- and their job prospects -- are imperiled. The Project on Student Debt released "Student Debt and the Class of 2008," which finds that the average senior who had college loans graduated last spring with $23,200 in debt, at a time when his or her odds of landing a job were at long-time lows.

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