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 21, 2016
How can tree rings and shipwrecks help us predict where hurricanes will hit in the future? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Arizona's Valerie Trouet explains how studying the past can help us protect ourselves in the 21st century.
July 21, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Valerie Trouet, associate professor of dendrochronology at the University of Arizona, explains how studying the past can help us protect ourselves in the 21st century. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
July 20, 2016
Next time you go for a run, think about leaving your shoes at home. In today's Academic Minute, the University of North Florida's Tracy Alloway examines if running barefoot is better for your memory.
July 20, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Tracy Alloway, professor of psychology at the University of North Florida, examines if running barefoot is better for your memory. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
July 19, 2016
Why do anxiety disorders peak in adolescence? In today's Academic Minute, Weill Cornell Medical College's Dylan Gee explores this question.
July 19, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Dylan Gee, assistant professor of psychology in psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College, examines why these disorders peak in adolescence. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.
July 18, 2016
How do you know if your partner is the one? In today's Academic Minute, Monmouth University's Gary Lewandowski explores the science behind this question.
July 18, 2016
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July 15, 2016
The number of for-profit postsecondary institutions and the number of students they enroll are continuing to wither, according to data released by the U.S. Education Department's National Center for Education Statistics on Thursday.
July 15, 2016
The most stressful times in a mother’s life might be later than you think. In today's Academic Minute, Arizona State University's Suniya Luthar discusses when a mother might most want to take a kidless vacation.

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