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 6, 2006
Student loan repayment may preclude large numbers of graduates from teaching and social work jobs, study suggests.
April 6, 2006
Higher ed commission's memo cites tenure and "extraordinary power" of professors as reasons why college costs soar.
April 5, 2006
Sabbaticals are common in higher education -- for professors. Should more college chief executives take them?
April 5, 2006
The Senate Appropriations Committee approved a supplemental 2006 spending bill Tuesday that would provide $30 million in aid for colleges in Louisiana and Mississippi that "sustained damage or incurred recovery or response costs from the hurricanes which ravaged the Gulf Coast." The money, which would be provided through the U.S. Education Department's Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, was added to the bill by Sens. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska), Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) and Mary Landrieu (D-La.).
April 4, 2006
Minority students' dropoff in science and math persistence occurs later in college years, new study suggests.
April 4, 2006
Western Oregon University and faculty members reached agreement on a contract, apparently averting a strike set for Wednesday, the Associated Press reported. A news release from the university said the new deal "provides step increases and cost-of-living increases the faculty were hoping for, and it restores the salary steps faculty lost during the salary fre
April 3, 2006
NYU's plan for $200 million institute on antiquity renews debate over collecting of ancient objects.
March 31, 2006
U.S. college commission floats idea of blowing up regional system and creating a national one.
March 31, 2006
After dropping or softening several contentious provisions, divided House passes a Higher Education Act bill.
March 30, 2006
First day of House debate on Higher Education Act bill devolves into finger pointing.

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