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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April 14, 2017
Leaders in Divisions II and III of the National Collegiate Athletic Association have acted in recent days to prohibit football teams from practicing twice in a day, as is commonly done before the season starts. And officials in Division I -- the association's top competitive level, which contains the programs that get most of the national attention -- are debating whether to do the same this week.
April 14, 2017
A high school senior from Arizona is poised to become the first woman to receive a scholarship to play college football, CNN reported. Becca Longo formally agreed Wednesday to kick for the football team at Adams State University in Colorado, which plays in Division II of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.
April 13, 2017
April 13, 2017 -- "The Challenge of Change," Inside Higher Ed's new print-on-demand booklet, is a compilation of articles about how colleges are adapting to the financial and other pressures they are facing. Please click here to download the free booklet.
April 13, 2017
Days after negotiations over a possible sale collapsed, the board of Santa Fe University of Art and Design announced Wednesday that it would cease operations after the 2017-18 academic year. The regionally accredited for-profit university, which is affiliated with but not owned by Laureate Education, had been in discussions with Singapore-based Raffles Education Corp.
April 13, 2017
Is it nature or nurture? Or is it both? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Colorado at Boulder's Jason Boardman examines whether each plays a part in our development.
April 13, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute, Jason Boardman, professor of sociology at the University of Colorado at Boulder, examines whether each plays a part in our development. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
April 12, 2017
A New York State budget agreement that will make public college tuition free for students from families that earn less than $125,000 included an $8 million investment in promoting and distributing open educational resources for college students, Inside Higher Ed reported. The agreement wil
April 12, 2017
The benefits of bilingualism are more than once thought. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Montreal's Ana Inés Ansaldo explores these benefits and how they can help us improve ourselves.
April 12, 2017
Today on the Academic Minute, Ana Inés Ansaldo, associate professor in the school of speech-language pathology and audiology at the University of Montreal, explores these benefits and how they can help us improve ourselves. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
April 11, 2017
How do partners communicate about jealousy in a digital age? In today's Academic Minute, Chapman University's Jennifer Bevan discusses whether face-to-face communication is still the norm in these interactions.

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