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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September 25, 2006
There is no contest: By far, college officials' favorite element of the final report of the Secretary of Education's Commission on the Future of Higher Education is its clarion call for a major expansion of need-based financial aid, specifically in the form of a huge influx of funds into the federal Pell Grant Program.
September 25, 2006
Education Dept. tweaks rules for prep program, but critics say they would turn some poor students into guinea pigs for others.
September 22, 2006
As Spellings speech approaches, 6 college groups acknowledge higher ed's "challenges" and embrace need for change.
September 21, 2006
Committee passes bill that would aim for 5% increases for biomedical research, but rebuffs effort to raise that ceiling.
September 20, 2006
Timothy Haight, dean of the College of Business and Economics at California State University at Los Angeles, has been named president of Menlo College, in Atherton, Calif.Terry Hickey, provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of Central Florida, has been promoted to executive vice president and provost.William Johnson, president of Calif
September 19, 2006
National Academies report attributes underrepresentation to "implicit biases" and institutional policies, not lack of talent or drive.
September 19, 2006
N.J. university suspends admissions to English and history programs, raising questions about programs' future.
September 15, 2006
Enrollment of black freshmen at U. of Kentucky rebounds from last year's drop, but officials know harder work is ahead.
September 14, 2006
5.1% of borrowers who began repaying student loans in 2004 defaulted, up from 4.5% the year before.
September 14, 2006
Up to 4 million low and moderate income students denied college degrees by financial barriers over 20 years, report estimates.


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