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 13, 2016
Health care needs don’t stop when you’re behind bars. In today's Academic Minute, Pennsylvania State University's Susan Loeb examines end-of-life care for those in prison.
July 13, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Susan Loeb, associate professor of nursing at Pennsylvania State University, examines end-of-life care for those in prison. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
July 13, 2016
It's time again for Inside Higher Ed’s monthly Cartoon Caption Contest. Click here to propose a caption for this month's cartoon. If you’d rather make yourself part of the democratic process, visit this page to choose your favorite from among the three finalists chosen by our panel of judges from the submissions for June’s drawing.
July 12, 2016
The former U.S. education secretary discusses her priorities as president of the University of North Carolina system, affordability and other issues.
July 12, 2016
Why are some objects described as feminine and other masculine? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Kansas' Anthony Corbeill delves into this question and whether things are changing.
July 12, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Anthony Corbeill, professor of classics at the University of Kansas, explores why some objects are described as feminine and others masculine, and whether things are changing. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
July 12, 2016
Public and private colleges alike saw their median revenues outpace median expenses in the 2015 fiscal year, showing improved stability of higher education finances, Moody's Investors Service said in a pair of reports released Monday. But the reports also revealed growing gaps between the financial situation of more-selective and larger institutions and their peers, the ratings agency said.
July 11, 2016
How does the brain recognize the words you read? In today's Academic Minute, John Henderson of the University of California, Davis, explains how finding out the answer could help people who have difficulty reading.
July 11, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, John Henderson, a professor in the department of psychology at the University of California, Davis, explains how learning more about how brains recognize words could help people who have difficulty reading. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
July 8, 2016
A new initiative designed to challenge colleges to get students involved in the democratic process is questioned for perceived ties to the White House.

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