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 in Bethesda, Md.

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Most Recent Articles

November 9, 2006
Election may influence whether officials focus rule making on new grant programs, or push policies on accreditation or student records.
November 8, 2006
Democrats expected to push hard for more aid for students -- but unlikely to ease up on higher education accountability.
November 7, 2006
UAW's failed effort to represent 6,000 California researchers shows promise and pitfalls of organizing a unique higher ed population.
November 3, 2006
A faculty panel has found plenty of blame to go around in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's failed attempt to hire Alla Karpova -- considered one of the finest young talents in neuroscience. Karpova turned down an MIT job offer and in July, some documents related to the search were leaked to The Boston Globe indicating that Susumu Tonegawa, a neuroscientist at MIT and a Nobel laureate, has discouraged her from accepting the position.
November 2, 2006
In final rules for new grant aid, requests for modifications are repeatedly met with the phrase "Changes: None"
November 1, 2006
George Washington U. reaches agreement with student involuntarily removed from campus after seeking counseling.
October 31, 2006
NCAA panel calls for campus chiefs to help bring fiscal sanity back to big-time college sports. History may not bode well.
October 30, 2006
Federal judge dismisses suit challenging U.S. law denying student financial aid to those convicted of drug offenses.
October 27, 2006
Leaders of IT association exhort e-learning company to abandon efforts to assert rights over key online technologies.
October 27, 2006
More medical schools are adopting educational fellowship programs aimed at improving the quality of instruction.


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