Doug Lederman

Doug Lederman is editor and co-founder 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 wife, Kate Scharff, in Bethesda, Md.

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October 30, 2020
Sunil Ahuja, associate provost for academic affairs at the University of Scranton, in Pennsylvania, has been appointed provost and vice president for academic and student affairs at Shawnee State University, in Ohio. Glenn Cerny, vice president and chief financial officer at Schoolcraft College, in Michigan, has been appointed president there.
October 30, 2020
What is the most powerful tool for testing for COVID-19? In today's Academic Minute, Touro College of Pharmacy's Zvi Loewy explores the answer.
October 30, 2020
Today on the Academic Minute, Zvi Loewy, professor in the department of pharmaceutical and biomedical sciences at Touro College of Pharmacy, looks into a potentially powerful tool for testing for COVID-19. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
October 29, 2020
Private colleges in Florida, New York and Minnesota end in-person instruction for the semester. A Big Ten football game is canceled, as are spring sports seasons at two colleges.
October 29, 2020
Many of us are missing shared spaces right now. In today's Academic Minute, Beloit College's Robin Zebrowski explores why. Zebrowski is an associate professor of cognitive science at Beloit.
October 29, 2020
Today on the Academic Minute, Robin Zebrowski, associate professor of cognitive science at Beloit College, examines why many of us are missing shared spaces right now. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
October 28, 2020
Kenneth Adams, dean of workforce and economic development at Bronx Community College, part of the City University of New York system, has been selected as president of LaGuardia Community College, also part of CUNY. Berenecea Johnson Eanes, interim president of York College, part of the City University of New York system, has been appointed to the job on a permanent basis.
October 28, 2020
Contracting COVID-19 may lead to many challenges. In today's Academic Minute, Shenandoah University's David Meyer explores those associated with surviving.
October 28, 2020
Today on the Academic Minute, David Meyer, associate professor of voice at Shenandoah University, explores challenges associated with surviving COVID-19. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
October 28, 2020
The American public is divided over just about everything -- so why wouldn't it be divided over whether colleges and universities should have brought students back to their physical campuses this fall?

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June 24, 2020
And the introduction of letters to the editor.
April 2, 2020
Higher education groups push the Education Department to suspend measure of colleges' financial standing, and the department releases new proposed rules on distance education.
March 20, 2019
Numerous public university systems and state flagships are planning ambitious online endeavors. How many succeed in a competitive marketplace will depend on pricing, execution and leadership.
August 22, 2018
A Q&A with Ryan Craig, investor and author of a new book about the changing landscape for education and training credentials and the implications for traditional higher education.
August 9, 2018
A Q&A with Paul Freedman, who, unlike some of his ed-tech peers, focuses on nurturing companies that will extend the reach of traditional institutions, not compete with them.
May 25, 2018
U.S. (again) pushes back controversial regulation requiring online programs to gain approval from states in which they operate, this time to 2020.
October 30, 2017
Oct. 30, 2017 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2017 Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology was conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup. Download a copy of the booklet here. Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics. On Thursday, Nov. 16, at 2 p.m. Eastern, Inside Higher Ed will present a free webcast to discuss the results of the survey. Register for the webcast here. The Inside Higher Ed Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology was made possible in part with support from D2L, Jenzabar, Mediasite by Sonic Foundry, Pearson and VitalSource.
July 28, 2017
July 29, 2017 -- Inside Higher Ed’s 2017 Survey of College and University Business Officers examines the views of key campus financial leaders on a range of issues. A report on the survey, which was conducted in conjunction with Gallup. can be downloaded here. Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics. On Tuesday, Aug. 8, at 2 p.m. Eastern, Inside Higher Ed editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman will present a free webcast on the results and take your questions. Sign up here. The Inside Higher Ed survey of presidents was made possible in part by advertising from First American Education Finance, Laserfiche, Oracle, Workday and Workiva.
April 21, 2017
April 21, 2017 -- Inside Higher Ed's annual Survey of Community College Presidents finds institutional leaders dealing with declining enrollments and concerns over the future of their profession. The survey was conducted in conjunction with Gallup. A copy of the report can be downloaded here. On May 10 at 2 p.m. Eastern, Inside Higher Ed editors Scott Jaschik and Paul Fain presented a free webinar on the results. To view the recording of the webinar click here. To download the slide deck, click here. The Inside Higher Ed survey of presidents was made possible in part by advertising from Ellucian, InsideTrack, Jenzabar, Pearson and VitalSource.  
March 10, 2017
March 10, 2017 -- Inside Higher Ed’s 2017 Survey of College and University Presidents was conducted in conjunction with Gallup. A copy of the report can be downloaded here. On March 28, Inside Higher Ed Editors Doug Lederman and Scott Jaschik presented a free webinar on the results and take your questions. Click here to view the webinar. The Inside Higher Ed survey of presidents was made possible in part by advertising from Cengage, Helix Education, Intellus Learning, Jenzabar, Rowan University and Ruffalo Noel Levitz.

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