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 22, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Thomas Olsen, associate professor and chair of the English department at the State University of New York at New Paltz, discusses how Shakespeare remixed others’ work to create his masterpieces. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
April 21, 2016
How do you make new antibiotics? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Iowa's Amnon Kohen discusses the process for making a drug safe for us and bad for bacteria.
April 21, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute: Amnon Kohen, professor of chemistry at the University of Iowa, discusses the process for making a drug safe for us and bad for bacteria. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
April 20, 2016
Ads that use storytelling can be the most persuasive in getting you to pony up your dollars. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Florida's Lu Zheng examines the psychology behind narrative advertising.
April 20, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Lu Zheng, assistant professor in the department of advertising at the University of Florida, examines the psychology behind narrative advertising. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
April 20, 2016
Gallup, with significant funding from USA Funds, will survey Americans on their higher education experiences and perspectives, with the goal of gleaning information that can increase college success, the two organizations announced Tuesday.
April 19, 2016
Syracuse University today announced plans to create a hybrid degree, which the institution hopes the American Bar Association and New York State will accredit. The program will be launched in partnership with 2U Inc., which helps colleges take their academic programs online and already works with five other colleges at Syracuse. Students in the J.D. program would receive much of their instruction online but would also take some in-person courses and participate in externships, according to a news release from the university.
April 19, 2016
The ice sheets that cover Greenland are changing rapidly in a warming world. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Bristol's Jon Hawkings examines how a melting glacier can bring life to different parts of the island.
April 19, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute: Jon Hawkings, research associate in the school of geographical sciences at the University of Bristol, examines how a melting glacier can be a dynamic world and bring life to different parts of the island.
April 18, 2016
In today's Academic Minute, Fairleigh Dickinson University's Krista Jenkins discusses whether coming of age in the women’s movement may lead mothers to back Hillary Clinton, while their daughters go for Bernie Sanders.

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