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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June 3, 2020
A professor put in charge of her campus's tiny teaching center in the midst of the pandemic discusses the problems and potential of tapping in to fellow faculty members' newfound thirst to get better.
June 3, 2020
Is there a catch to rising home prices? In today's Academic Minute, part of Scripps College Week, Nicholas Kacher determines the unintended consequences of this usually good economic development.
June 3, 2020
Today on the Academic Minute, part of Scripps College Week, Nicholas Kacher, assistant professor of economics, determines the unintended consequences of rising home prices. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
June 2, 2020
How much of recent global warming would have happened without humans? In today's Academic Minute, part of Scripps College Week, Branwen Williams explores the data to find the answer.
June 2, 2020
Today on the Academic Minute, part of Scripps College Week, Branwen Williams, associate professor of environmental science, digs into data to gauge how much of recent global warming would have happened without humans. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
June 1, 2020
Bryan Coker, vice president and dean of students at Goucher College, in Maryland, has been chosen as president of Maryville College, in Tennessee. Emily Coleman, vice president for student services at University of the Cumberlands, in Kentucky, has been promoted to provost there.
June 1, 2020
Do you have to let the government search you? In today's Academic Minute, part of Scripps College Week, Jennifer Groscup has the answer.
June 1, 2020
Today on the Academic Minute, part of Scripps College Week, Jennifer Groscup, associate professor of psychology, explores the government's right to search you. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
May 29, 2020
Cynthia Jackson-Hammond, president of Ohio's Central State University, has been named president of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, succeeding its longtime leader, Judith S. Eaton.
May 29, 2020
What keeps homicide rates from drug traffickers down in some Mexican municipalities? In today's Academic Minute, part of Allegheny College Week, Shannan Mattiace takes a look across the border to find out.

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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.
March 1, 2017
A cadre of experts offer their views -- many critical -- of a prominent Stanford researcher's new study questioning the ROI of online education.

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