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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Most Recent Articles

November 28, 2006
Report from panel of state lawmakers, the latest to critique American higher education, points the finger in an unusual direction: inward.
November 22, 2006
Association postpones planned meeting on college sports research, citing inadequate quality of the papers, not their critical nature.
November 21, 2006
Study gives 32 universities grades of D or F on enrolling and educating minority and needy students -- but some doubt its premises.
November 20, 2006
It is unlikely to quiet the burgeoning cries of alarm about a perceived crisis in American scientific competitiveness. But a new report from the National Science Foundation offers some evidence both of progress and of continued problems.
November 17, 2006
Finance Committee plans hearing -- but on link between tax breaks and rising tuition, not college  governance or pay.
November 16, 2006
Higher ed company seeks to shed 13 campuses, most of which lose money and/or draw scrutiny.
November 15, 2006
Education Dept.'s fuzzy agenda for carrying out commission's work begins with review of higher ed's system of self-regulation.
November 14, 2006
There is no shortage of higher education issues on Congress's agenda, chief among them renewal of the Higher Education Act, the law that governs most federal student aid and other college programs, and the possible extension of several higher education tax breaks.But as lawmakers get back to business this week for what little remains of the 109th Congress, it seems increasingly likely that they will do as little as possible, focusing almost exclusively on the spending bills needed to keep the federal government operating.
November 13, 2006
Edward L. Ayers, dean of the college and graduate school of arts and sciences at the University of Virginia, has been named president of the University of Richmond.Stanley F.
November 13, 2006
Some Canadian universities are restructuring their relationships with research databases in the United States out of fear that participation could make professors vulnerable to monitoring by U.S. authorities through the Patriot Act, The Globe and Mail reported. The Canadian institutions are trying to make sure that their professors' records appear only on Canadian servers, such as one being used for this purpose at the University of Toronto.


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