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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December 19, 2014
Not everyone takes the traditional four-year path through the university system. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Pennsylvania's Joni Finney discusses some non-standard routes toward graduation.
December 19, 2014
Anthony Clarke, vice president for instruction and chief academic officer at Richmond Community College, in North Carolina, has been named president of Southeastern Community College, also in North Carolina.
December 18, 2014
In the second part of an interview, Blackboard CEO Jay Bhatt discusses how the company has changed the experience of its users in various ways.
December 18, 2014
The second part of a two-part interview with Blackboard CEO Jay Bhatt.
December 18, 2014
The tone of a written passage can fully influence how it is comprehended. In today's Academic Minute, the University at Albany's Richard Lachmann is studying the shifting tonality of textbooks especially in their treatment of war.
December 17, 2014
Enrollment in law school hit a 32-year low this fall, with the 204 schools accredited by the American Bar Association enrolling 119,775 students this fall, 6.9 percent lower than last year and down 17.5 percent from 2010's high, the association's Section on Legal Education reported. When law school enrollments were last this low, in 1982, there were 169 law schools.
December 17, 2014
The way the brain processes faces, especially familiar faces, is still something of a mystery. In today's Academic Minute, the University of East London's Volker Thoma describes an effort to improve our neurological and psychological understanding of facial recognition.
December 17, 2014
Ken Burt, former vice president of finance & administration at Dalhousie University, in Nova Scotia, has been selected as president and CEO of Northwest Community College, in British Columbia.
December 16, 2014
How can we best improve communities as a whole? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Guelph's Leah Levac describes her attempt to answer that questions by creating a vitality index that measures well-being.
December 15, 2014
Do the people who surround you have a sizable impact on your mental health? In today's Academic Minute, Northern Arizona University's Steven Barger details the connection between depression and personal relationships.

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