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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October 19, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Curtis Dozier, visiting assistant professor of Greek and Roman studies at Vassar College, examines whether candidates use Aristotle’s teachings when appealing to voters. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
October 18, 2016
Stephen Barrows, program coordinator of the economics department at Aquinas College, in Michigan, has been appointed executive vice president, provost and dean of faculty there.
October 18, 2016
Are we being brainwashed? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Arizona's Scott Selisker examines if we are as free thinking as we think we are.
October 18, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Scott Selisker, assistant professor of English at the University of Arizona, examines if we are as free thinking as we think we are. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
October 17, 2016
If you want someone to switch political sides, try their perspective. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Toronto's Matthew Feinberg explores why people tend to stick to their own side in a heated debate.
October 17, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Matthew Feinberg, assistant professor of organizational behavior at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, explores why people tend to stick to their own side in a heated debate. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
October 14, 2016
Southern Illinois University did not violate the due process rights of a former student when it barred him from campus and ultimately expelled him upon his arrest for aggravated battery, a federal appeals court ruled on Thursday. The decision by the U.S.
October 14, 2016
What makes you laugh? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Alberta's Chris Westbury explores humor and why we find weird things funny.
October 14, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Chris Westbury, professor in the department of psychology at the University of Alberta, explores humor and why we find weird things funny. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
October 13, 2016
Three-quarters of recipients of graduate degrees said their graduate program was worth the cost and that they were applying the knowledge and skills they gained in the program in their jobs, according to a Gallup study of Americans with graduate degrees.

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