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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Most Recent Articles

November 28, 2005
American universities award more Ph.D.'s, over all and in technical fields, for second year in a row.
November 28, 2005
Spike in gas and oil prices force colleges to spend millions more and try to change campus behavior.
November 23, 2005
After makeover, National Research Council survey kicks off with focus on measures based on data, not reputations.
November 22, 2005
Federal obligations for research appear to flatten in 2005, NSF study finds.
November 18, 2005
22 Republicans vote with Democrats on measure that college groups staunchly opposed, but alternatives  are unpleasant.
November 17, 2005
Compromise spending bill would keep maximum Pell Grant at $4,050 and freeze most other student aid programs.
November 17, 2005
Policy makers and researchers debate whether a $20,000 student loan burden is "unmanageable."
November 17, 2005
Wrongdoing by an academic dean and a former senior sports official land university on NCAA probation.
November 16, 2005
Boston companies charged with producing coursepacks for Northeastern and UMass without adequate permissions.
November 16, 2005
Universities share ideas, but no sure solutions, for luring bringing more black and Hispanic Americans into science fields.


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