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

March 2, 2006
For first time, NCAA penalizes its members based on athletes' academic underperformance, trying to compel improvement.
March 1, 2006
A brief filed by the Federal Communications Commission this week could suggest that colleges will not need to spend billions of dollars to comply with a federal electronic-security regulation. The brief comes in response to a legal appeal by college groups for a narrower interpretation of an FCC regulation -- which has greatly alarmed college groups -- that could be read to require colleges to reconfigure their entire computer networks.
February 28, 2006
Monsanto agrees to pay $100 million up front and at least $5 million a year in royalties to end dispute over cow growth hormone.
February 24, 2006
Treatment of prominent Indian scientist in visa process seen as damaging U.S. progress in attracting foreign researchers.
February 24, 2006
Tom Wolfe, whose last novel explored sexual politics among college students, was named Thursday by the National Endowment for the Humanities to deliver this year's Jefferson Lecture. Being selected for the talk is considered a top honor by the federal government for intellectual achievement. Wolfe's campus-based novel, I Am Charlotte Simmons, was published in 2004.
February 23, 2006
Antitrust lawsuit accuses NCAA of illegally restricting value of sports scholarships.
February 23, 2006
States have made some progress on aligning standards and requirements, but have far to go, report says.
February 22, 2006
Allen U. decides to drop football to focus its resources on more central priorities.
February 22, 2006
The Association of American Medical Colleges announced Tuesday that it would create a special panel to examine potential conflicts of interest in the relationships between pharmaceutical companies and medical schools, teaching hospitals and their employees. Jordan J.
February 21, 2006
'One size fits all' measures of higher education have spread around the world. A new study sees another approach, in Germany.


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