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 26, 2006
National Academy of Sciences elects new members; number of female scientists at several-year low.
April 26, 2006
The recent scoring errors on the SAT prompted Education Secretary Margaret Spellings to gather leaders of the testing industry Tuesday to discuss whether they are capable of handling the increased demand for tests, the Associated Press reported. Spellings was particularly concerned because the Bush administration's No Child Left Behind legislation has led many states and school districts to increase the use of various tests.
April 25, 2006
Audit finds that dozens of top administrators received benefits awarded without needed okay by regents.
April 25, 2006
After professor threatens to sue official, university says it will take stronger steps to deter smoking outside buildings.
April 25, 2006
The Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations called on Michigan State University Monday to take "appropriate disciplinary action" against an engineering professor who sent an inflammatory e-mail to a Muslim student group in which he referred to "slave-trading Moslems" and encouraged Muslims to return to the their "ancestral homelands." Michigan State officials condemned Indrek Wichman's  comments but said he had not violated university policy in making them.Although the number
April 21, 2006
Group seeks to force ABA to change standard requiring tenure or similar protection for clinical professors and librarians.
April 19, 2006
MLA's revamped language map offers precise look at who speaks what in every nook and cranny in the U.S.
April 18, 2006
Hiring well in face of retirements and growing enrollments requires strategic planning and campus collaboration.
April 17, 2006
A study of college access in one key state raises questions about the interplay of cost, race and geography.
April 14, 2006
George Washington law professor threatens to sue administrator for perceived failure to limit smoking outside buildings.


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