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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June 28, 2007
As Congress weighs price-based auction, lenders and industry critics debate whether the approach would help or hurt students.
June 26, 2007
State and private college groups unveil plans for public release of data on tuition, graduation and -- in some cases -- student learning.
June 25, 2007
Next time, if an unhinged student chooses a campus in Las Vegas or Reno instead of Blacksburg, Va., Stavros Anthony wants Nevada’s colleges and universities to be prepared. After April's shootings at Virginia Tech, the Las Vegas police captain and member of the Nevada Board of Regents proposed that the Nevada System of Higher Education protect itself against a similar attack, in part, by enabling faculty and staff members to become reserve police officers.
June 22, 2007
Approving spending bill for NIH and education programs, Senate panel aims to expand the research through a date change.
June 21, 2007
Looking around the crowded Senate hearing room Wednesday, it was relatively easy, at first glance, to sort out the winners and losers as the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions approved a package of legislation to renew the Higher Education Act.
June 21, 2007
New York Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo announced Wednesday that three more student loan providers had agreed to abide by the code of conduct he has been promulgating to restrict the relationships between lenders and college officials.
June 20, 2007
The U.S. Senate education committee fleshed out its bipartisan package of legislation to renew the Higher Education Act Tuesday, calling for $17 billion in new funds for Pell Grant recipients and $18 billion in cuts to student loan providers over five years.
June 20, 2007
Christine Johnson was fired Tuesday as president of the Community College of Denver, following an audit that found "serious procedural concerns" at the college, The Rocky Mountain News reported. Among the concerns identified by the audit: that Johnson allegedly told the chief financial officer to misrepresent the cash the college had on hand, and that she allowed an instructor to create programs on the college's behalf in the United Arab Emirates.
June 19, 2007
Legislation would replace U.S. advisory panel on accreditation with alternative; lawmakers divided on extent of cuts to lenders.
June 18, 2007
Letter from lawmakers urges education secretary not to propose changes in U.S. rules governing accreditation.


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