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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May 30, 2006
A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a lower court decision dismissing a lawsuit in which the former men's basketball coach at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville had accused university administrators of engaging in race discrimination and violating his free speech rights when it fired him in 2002. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit endorsed a judge's finding that Arkansas officials had been justified in dismissing Nolan Richardson Jr.
May 26, 2006
Federal court ruling further broadens scope of law that allows individuals to sue colleges they accuse of defrauding government.
May 26, 2006
Penalties will follow Sooner coach who left to take over the storied Hoosier program in March.
May 25, 2006
U.S. appeals court ruling narrows an exception giving them broad latitude in labor decisions governing "ministerial" employees.
May 24, 2006
Eight years after a mentally ill man beat a fellow student to death in a dimly lit stairwell on the Knox College campus, an Illinois jury has found the college negligent and ordered it to pay $1.05 million to the family of the murdered student.In March 1988, Clyde A. Best, then a student at Knox, a private liberal-arts institution in Galesburg, Ill., beat Andrea Racibozynski, a 19-year-old freshman, to death with a brick in a glass-enclosed stairwell. Best was sentenced to 60 years in prison in 1999 after pleading guilty but mentally ill.
May 23, 2006
Richard K. Vedder has a lot to say about higher education, and he hasn't exactly had a problem getting heard: He writes regularly for The Wall Street Journal, has published a book about college costs and prices, and has testified before Congress on several occasions.
May 22, 2006
As 5th meeting wraps up, an assessment of the challenges facing the U.S. higher ed commission.
May 19, 2006
Members of federal higher ed panel take aim at the big picture but get caught up in the definitions and details.
May 18, 2006
Company has resolved significant legal and regulatory challenges, but major problems remain, including a potential shareholder revolt.
May 17, 2006
Amid faculty criticism, West Point superintendent withdraws after UNLV regent panel picks him as choice for president.


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