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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March 6, 2008
Unusual meeting of architects, campus administrators, faculty members and learning experts focuses on ensuring that colleges ask different set of questions when replacing their classrooms from the ‘60s.
March 4, 2008
Advocacy group's analysis of expanding alternative loan market suggests that high prices are just part of the picture.
March 3, 2008
Compensation scandal was a symptom, not a cause: Regents' intrusion into university's day-to-day operations seen as potential barrier to recruiting top-notch president.
February 29, 2008
2 groups urge universities that engage in biomedical research to adopt policies on institutional conflicts within two years and toughen standards on individual financial interests.
February 28, 2008
18 months after finishing their work, individual members of the Spellings Commission may urge Congress to abandon plan to limit Education Department regulation of accreditation.
February 26, 2008
A law journal plans "Deadwood Report" to test whether schools live up to boasts about having faculties that excel in teaching, research and service.
February 26, 2008
An article published Friday incorrectly stated that charges of plagiarism against Jay S. Gunasekera played into Ohio University’s decision to remove “distinguished” from the engineering professor's academic title. Ohio's decision was, in fact, based only on findings regarding failures in his advising duties. Inside Higher Ed apologizes for the error. A corrected version of the article appears here.
February 25, 2008
Desire2Learn ordered to pay $3.1 million to learning software giant in infringement lawsuit that is hugely unpopular with college technology officials.
February 22, 2008
SAN FRANCISCO -- More and more colleges are seeking to enroll members of the military (and, increasingly, their spouses), viewing service members as an attractive pool of students who are eager to learn and able to pay, with significant financial support from the federal government.


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