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 18, 2016
Kate Miller, dean of the College of Geosciences at Texas A&M University, has been chosen as provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of Wyoming. Kim Mooney, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Franklin Pierce University, in New Hampshire, has been promoted to president there.
August 18, 2016
What came before the animals we all know today? In today's Academic Minute, Vanderbilt University's Simon Darroch discusses whether the spread of modern animals led to the demise of the previous era’s inhabitants.
August 18, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Simon Darroch, assistant professor in the department of earth and environmental sciences at Vanderbilt University, explores whether the spread of modern animals led to the demise of the previous era’s inhabitants. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
August 17, 2016
Can a hockey goalie for your brain help stop Parkinson’s? In today's Academic Minute, Oregon Health & Science University's Kim Burchiel explains how deep brain stimulation can help treat this debilitating disease.
August 17, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Kim Burchiel, professor in the department of neurological surgery at Oregon Health & Science University, discusses how deep brain stimulation can help treat this debilitating disease. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
August 16, 2016
To explore our universe, head underground. In today's Academic Minute, Hofstra University's Robert Brinkmann discusses what caves have to tell us about our planet -- and even Mars and beyond.
August 16, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Robert Brinkmann, professor in the department of geology, environment and sustainability at Hofstra University, discusses what caves have to tell us about our planet -- and even Mars and beyond. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
August 15, 2016
Not all reckless drivers are alike. In today's Academic Minute, McGill University's Thomas Brown examines each type of risky driver.
August 15, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Thomas Brown, assistant professor in the department of psychology at McGill University, examines various types of risky driver. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
August 15, 2016
Laura C. Barnard, professor and paralegal program director at Lakeland Community College, in Ohio, has been promoted to executive vice president and provost there. Linda Flaherty-Goldsmith, a consultant with Human Rights First, in Washington, D.C., has been selected as president of Birmingham-Southern College.

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