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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September 20, 2006
Timothy Haight, dean of the College of Business and Economics at California State University at Los Angeles, has been named president of Menlo College, in Atherton, Calif.Terry Hickey, provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of Central Florida, has been promoted to executive vice president and provost.William Johnson, president of Calif
September 19, 2006
National Academies report attributes underrepresentation to "implicit biases" and institutional policies, not lack of talent or drive.
September 19, 2006
N.J. university suspends admissions to English and history programs, raising questions about programs' future.
September 15, 2006
Enrollment of black freshmen at U. of Kentucky rebounds from last year's drop, but officials know harder work is ahead.
September 14, 2006
5.1% of borrowers who began repaying student loans in 2004 defaulted, up from 4.5% the year before.
September 14, 2006
Up to 4 million low and moderate income students denied college degrees by financial barriers over 20 years, report estimates.
September 14, 2006
A female student was killed Wednesday and 20 students were wounded by a gunman at Dawson College, in Montreal, CNN reported. The gunman was killed by police officers, who said that the attack was not a hate crime or an act of terrorism.Minnesota State University and an insurance company have agreed to pay $5.25 million to the families of three students killed in a crash last year and to two students injured in the accident, the Mankato
September 12, 2006
Public colleges -- flagship and 2-year alike -- spend hefty sums on aid to students without financial need, College Board finds.
September 12, 2006
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- On this point few people familiar with the state of American higher education can disagree: The country is not doing a good job educating students from low-income families now, and with the number of low-income Americans poised to grow, that problem is poised to become much more dire.
September 8, 2006
With formal unveiling of commission's report a few weeks away, Spellings weighs in on higher ed "report card."

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