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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April 13, 2016
Can you change your partner over time or should you find someone you click with right away? In today's Academic Minute, Wellesley College's Angela Bahns explains that birds of a feather do flock together, but only if they’re similar from the beginning of the relationship.
April 13, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Angela Bahns, assistant professor of psychology at Wellesley College, explains that birds of a feather do flock together, but only if they’re similar from the beginning of the relationship. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
April 12, 2016
How does shame affect your behavior? In today's Academic Minute, Arizona State University's Daniel Sznycer says that while shame may be an ugly feeling, it can actually have some benefits in guiding us to better decisions in the future.
April 12, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Daniel Sznycer, postdoctoral researcher at Arizona State University, determines that while shame may be an ugly feeling, it can actually have some benefits in guiding us to better decisions in the future.
April 12, 2016
Debra Bean, provost of National University, in California, has been selected as president of John F. Kennedy University, also in California. Laura Casamento, executive vice president and chief advancement officer at Utica College, in New York, has been appointed president there.
April 11, 2016
Several major associations issued a new report Monday designed to help universities ensure that their research labs and other academic environments operate safely. The report, "A Guide to Implementing a Safety Culture in Our Universities," was produced by a special panel created by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities, in response to a series of accidents in laboratories and other research sites.
April 11, 2016
You could be sharing your doctor during your next visit. In today's Academic Minute, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine's Scott Glassman details how shared medical appointments are having positive effects for patients.
April 11, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Scott Glassman, clinical assistant professor in the department of psychology at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, details how shared medical appointments are having positive effects for patients. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
April 8, 2016
New volume of research examines various aspects of higher education performance, going well beyond labor market outcomes to include academic quality and socioeconomic equity.
April 8, 2016
Programs that bring computers into the classroom are helping to eliminate the digital divide. In today's Academic Minute, Winthrop University's Marshall Jones examines the positives and negatives of such programs.

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