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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January 5, 2007
When Harvard and Princeton Universities announced last year that they were eliminating their early admissions programs, many critics of the programs had high hopes for Yale University to follow. Years earlier, Richard Levin, Yale's president, had said that all colleges should eliminate such programs.
January 3, 2007
Sara Martinez Tucker, U.S. under secretary for education, discusses her new job, the Spellings commission and affirmative action.
January 2, 2007
Max Blouw, vice president for research at the University of Western British Columbia, has been appointed president of Wilfrid Laurier University, in Waterloo, Ontario.Tom Dyer, dean of academic affairs at the New England Institute of Art, in Boston, has been named president of Argosy University's Seattle campus.George P.
December 29, 2006
Let’s embrace the Ph.D. in creative writing as a way to connect the disciplines, David Gruber writes.
December 28, 2006
U.S. study documents continued expansion of American higher education, with most growth in for-profit sector.
December 27, 2006
In pre-Christmas statement, university officials say students may undergo discipline for disrupting speech -- but offer no details, citing privacy law.
December 27, 2006
Southern agency punishes Alabama 2-year college; Western group restores approval for Claremont School of Theology.
December 27, 2006
Thomas M. Menino, the mayor of Boston, is so frustrated with the performance of community colleges that serve the city that he is exploring plans to have the institutions report to the city rather than the state, The Boston Globe reported. Officials of Bunker Hill and Roxbury Community Colleges indicated that they are willing to consider the mayor's ideas.
December 21, 2006
Colleges, associations, lenders and others reported spending $95 million to influence the federal government in 2005, IHE analysis shows.
December 18, 2006
Many female college athletes train against bigger, faster men. But an NCAA panel wants to ban the approach.


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