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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February 12, 2007
Amid objections to a federal system of student-level academic data, a "national" system is emerging, report finds.
February 9, 2007
Stung by criticism, Education Department officials strongly defend Pell Grant plan and challenge data colleges have used to attack it.
February 6, 2007
Administration's spending blueprint would increase Pell Grants -- by cutting lender profits and other aid programs.
February 5, 2007
Harris Miller, chief of career college group, seeks to reach out to nonprofit colleges and Democrats on Capitol Hill.
February 2, 2007
White House proposes increasing maximum award to $4,600 in 2008 -- but may seek to finance rise with cuts to other student programs.
January 31, 2007
Democratic plan for 2007 would increase maximum Pell Grant by $260 and provide $620 million in new funds for biomedical research.
January 30, 2007
Laureate Education, a big player abroad, becomes latest higher ed company planning to abandon Wall Street.
January 29, 2007
David G. Behrs, associate provost for university initiatives and vice president for student affairs and enrollment management at Dominican University of California, has been appointed president of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, in Indiana.Edward Bouie, Jr., associate superintendent for management information systems of the DeKalb County School System, has been named president of Argosy University’s Atlanta campus. Sung-Mo (Steve) Kang, engineering dean at the U.
January 29, 2007
Sudden departure of head of federal office seen as evidence of aggressive political push by Education Department leaders.
January 26, 2007
In Grambling's temporary decision to suspend publication of campus paper, critics see fallout from a 2005 court decision.


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