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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October 2, 2008
Months of national fiscal strain have had little direct impact on most colleges so far. As liquidity crisis intensifies, a few signs of actual distress begin to emerge in higher education.
October 2, 2008
Responding to a journal editor's helpful essay about expectations for scholarly authors, Kevin Brown offers the flip side.
October 1, 2008
Education secretary to unveil proposal that would cut the financial aid form by 75 percent and tell students much earlier how much federal aid they'll receive.
September 30, 2008
A new report compares the socioeconomic status and success levels of students at a number of elite colleges and universities and documents how the University of California enrolls a "strikingly higher number" of low-income students than do many peer institutions, but that the students do not necessarily fit all the assumptions educators have about such students.
September 29, 2008
Long criticized for providing too little information about their prices and performance, college groups are now pouring (often overlapping) information onto the Internet.
September 24, 2008
Weeks after enacting law requiring colleges to develop emergency response plans, Congress prepares to pass bill requiring colleges to develop emergency response plans.
September 23, 2008
Amid "pause" in federal push to toughen oversight of campuses and accreditors, academic leaders begin discussion of how to persuade public (and elected officials) that colleges can govern themselves.
September 22, 2008
Prodded by new president, university system -- which has shunned national assessment effort -- prepares to adopt broad public data reporting.
September 19, 2008
College Board panel calls for consolidating college tax breaks and grant programs, creating college savings accounts for the needy, and (most controversially) ending interest subsidies on student loans.


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