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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September 25, 2015
Making textiles provides a therapeutic benefit. In today's Academic Minute, Northern Arizona University's Ann Collier describes the merits of creating something to escape stress.
September 25, 2015
A new faculty-led system aims to answer the question by analyzing student work -- and without relying on standardized tests.
September 24, 2015
Using art to paint the history of Detroit. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Southern California's Martin H. Krieger discusses art in the Motor City.
September 23, 2015
Planned Parenthood and abortion are often linked in the news. In today's Academic Minute, Marist College's Robyn Rosen talks about the organization's complex history with abortion.
September 22, 2015
Sharing drives social media. In today's Academic Minute, Miami University's James Coyle explains how advertisers can benefit the most from this important activity.
September 21, 2015
Discussions about race and race relations are always in the news. In today's Academic Minute, Rice University's Heather O’Connell examines the effects of slavery we can still observe today.
September 18, 2015
Many student loan borrowers who could qualify for the federal government's income-based repayment plans do not participate in them, and the Education Department has not done enough to make borrowers aware of their repayment options, the Government Accountability Office said in a report Thursday.
September 18, 2015
Digital literacy is vitally important in today’s world of technology. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Maryland's Mega Subramaniam discusses new mythologies aimed at increasing digital literacy.
September 18, 2015
Ray L. Belton, chancellor of Southern University's Shreveport campus, in Louisiana, has been appointed president and chancellor of the Southern University System. Michael S. Brophy, president of Marymount California University, has been named president of Benedictine University, in Illinois.
September 17, 2015
Can you put too much trust in technology? In today's Academic Minute, Clemson University's Richard Pak discusses when relying on computers has unintended consequences.


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