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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July 11, 2006
State college groups flesh out plan for members to make public a "bundle of information" about learning climate and student outcomes.
July 11, 2006
Education Department to create national R&D center on postsecondary education, with a focus on community colleges.
July 10, 2006
New Jersey colleges get some funds back in final spending bill, but must absorb $150 million in cuts -- and capped tuition.
July 10, 2006
A biotechnology company has agreed to pay the University of Alabama System $25 million to settle a patent infringement lawsuit, the company, Nektar Therapeutics, announced Friday. The university's trustees sued Nektar and Milton Harris, the founder of Nektar Alabama, in February, charging that Harris, a former professor at
July 7, 2006
Gov. Jon S. Corzine and New Jersey legislators said Thursday that they had reached a budget deal that would end the statewide shutdown that began Saturday. But college officials said late Thursday that they did not expect to find out until today how much of the nearly $300 million in proposed budget cuts to higher education the final agreement would restore.
July 7, 2006
Association reports decline in positive results for steroids, but increases in street drug and stimulant use.
July 6, 2006
1992 graduates had reasonable loan burden and found repayment manageable, U.S. study finds. The picture's a bit different today.
July 6, 2006
List of questionable high schools expands to 25, and some highly visible sports prep schools remain under scrutiny.
July 5, 2006
IRS ruling suggests broader ability of colleges to lease dorm rooms to visitors without paying taxes on the revenue.
July 5, 2006
The Education Department has proposed shifting the emphasis of the Upward Bound Program, which helps prepare disadvantaged students for college, to place even more an emphasis on those most likely not to go to college: students from low-income families, students who would be the first in their families to enroll, and those with the "greatest academic need." The change would aim to focus the program's funds on students at "high academic risk for failure," defined as t

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