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 31, 2006
Geographer held in alleged spying for Hezbollah is set free with no charges filed.
July 27, 2006
The game begins every February. The president unveils a budget plan that recommends killing a certain number of federal programs. Advocates for the programs raise bloody hell, promoting the programs' strengths and challenging the administration's arguments about the perceived weaknesses. And in almost every case, Congress backs the programs and gives them money to operate another year. Then the cycle starts anew the following February.
July 26, 2006
Kandi Deitemeyer, vice president for student services at Sandhills Community College, in North Carolina, has been appointed provost at Gateway Community & Technical College, in Kentucky.William J.
July 25, 2006
Lawmakers insist that federal study of colleges' policies on illegal music downloading examine practices on individual campuses.
July 24, 2006
Study offers some unexpected insights into those who pursue a vocational curriculum in high school.
July 21, 2006
New lender seeks to shake up student loan market by lowering prices -- and impugning integrity of aid directors.
July 21, 2006
The Senate Appropriations Committee approved a spending bill Thursday that Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) said "constitutes a disintegration in the appropriate federal role in education, health and worker safety." The $148.2 billion spending bill is virtually identical to the one passed Tuesday by the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies subcommittee, which Specter leads.
July 18, 2006
Charles Abasa-Nyarko, vice president of academic services at Gloucester County College, in New Jersey, has been appointed as vice president of academic affairs and chief academic officer at Bunker Hill Community College.David Beyer, former president of Umpqua Community College, in Oregon, has been selected as president of Everett Community College, in Washington State.Karen Gross, professor of law at New York Law
July 18, 2006
College leaders say U.S. panel's second draft still has significant flaws; critics fear softer tone could make it easier to ignore.
July 17, 2006
U.S. panel's second draft spanks colleges less and strokes them more. But major substantive changes are few.


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