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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December 18, 2015
An analysis finds a steady rise in the proportion of college graduates paying too high a percentage of their annual income to repay student loan debt.
December 17, 2015
Should we change how we measure things? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Queensland's Thomas Stace explains why the definition of some standard units could use some updating.
December 17, 2015
Kellie H. Bean, provost and dean of academic affairs at Lyndon State College, in Vermont, has been chosen as dean of academic affairs at Hartwick College, in New York. M. Christopher Brown II, former president of Alcorn State University, in Mississippi, has been named executive vice president for academic affairs and provost at Southern University at Baton Rouge.
December 16, 2015
Drops at for-profit and community colleges and among adult students drive the declines.
December 16, 2015
Alcohol dependence is tough to treat effectively. In today's Academic Minute, Pia Steensland of the Karolinska Institutet details her research into a new treatment option.
December 15, 2015
Does being obese protect you from acquiring certain diseases? In today's Academic Minute, Boston University's Andrew Stokes explains why this misconception can finally be put to rest.
December 14, 2015
Overburdening children with caregiving responsibilities can have negative affects in adulthood. In today's Academic Minute, Michigan State University's Amy Nuttall describes her research in this area.
December 11, 2015
Is there a dangerous amount of arsenic in your favorite wine? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Washington's Denise Wilson explores the increase of arsenic in our food supply.
December 10, 2015
This month's edition of the Pulse podcast presents an interview with Don Kassner, CEO and president of ProctorU, a remote proctoring service. In the interview, Kassner explains how universities use his company's services and the reliability of the biometrics ProctorU uses, among other topics.
December 10, 2015
This month's edition of the Pulse podcast features an interview with Don Kassner, CEO and president of ProctorU, which provides remote proctoring of online exams.

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