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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September 24, 2020
Today on the Academic Minute, Jessica West, Ph.D. student in sociology at Duke University, examines how hearing loss in a partner can affect the health of one sex more than the other. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
September 23, 2020
The first desegregation battle in Atlanta was fought in an unusual place. In today's Academic Minute, Central Michigan University's Lane Demas explores where the fight took place.
September 23, 2020
Today on the Academic Minute, Lane Demas, professor of history at Central Michigan University, explores where an unexpected early desegregation battle in Atlanta was fought. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
September 22, 2020
What is the American adrenaline narrative? In today's Academic Minute, Stockton University's Kristin J. Jacobson explains this term and how it relates to nature.
September 22, 2020
Today on the Academic Minute, Kristin J. Jacobson, professor of American literature at Stockton University, explains the American adrenaline narrative and how it relates to nature. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
September 21, 2020
Tourism can change an event that used to be just for one culture. In today's Academic Minute, Butler University's Thomas Paradis explores how to mix both worlds.
September 21, 2020
Today on the Academic Minute, Thomas Paradis, professor of geography and urban planning at Butler University, explains how tourism can reshape an event to bring together the local and the global. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
September 18, 2020
Pets can play a huge role in getting through a stressful situation. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Alaska Anchorage's Ashley O’Connor discusses why.
September 18, 2020
Today on the Academic Minute, Ashley O’Connor, assistant professor of social work at the University of Alaska Anchorage, explores how pets can play a role in getting through a stressful situation. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
September 17, 2020
Erik Ankerberg, associate vice president for academics and professor of English at Concordia University Chicago, in Illinois, has been promoted to provost there. Brian Cole, interim chancellor and former dean of the School of Music at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, has been named chancellor on a permanent basis.

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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.
February 2, 2017
California campus is latest to be inflamed by protests -- reportedly fueled by visiting mob from off the campus -- over appearances by the Breitbart writer and provocateur. UPDATE: Trump suggests university should lose federal funds.
January 19, 2017
Obama trumpeted importance of college-going and invested in students and institutions like no leader before him -- while demanding much in return and, sometimes, failing big, too.
November 10, 2016
Donald Trump provided relatively few clues to what he might do as president, but he'll probably try to reverse some of President Obama's priorities, rolling back regulations, creating new political opening for for-profit colleges and curtailing collective bargaining rights.
July 19, 2016
Different strategies take stage at the National Association of College and University Business Officers' annual meeting.
March 9, 2016
March 9, 2016 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2016 Survey of College and University Presidents addresses issues such as campus racial protests, nontraditional presidents, and the Obama administration's higher ed agenda. The survey was conducted in conjunction with Gallup. A copy of the report can be downloaded here. On Thursday, April 7, Inside Higher Ed editors Doug Lederman and Scott Jaschik shared and analyzed the findings and answered readers' questions in a webinar. View the webinar. The Inside Higher Ed survey of presidents was made possible in part by advertising from ELS, Hobsons, Jenzabar and Keypath Education.
July 22, 2014
The Microsoft founder and head of influential foundation tells college business officers that big changes are on the way -- but offers moderated views on role of technology and push for college completion.
June 3, 2014
A university taps into its instructors' expertise with underrepresented students to produce videos that help professors at other colleges help those students.
March 27, 2014
In potential landmark case, NLRB office backs bid for collective bargaining by Northwestern athletes. Appeals are certain, so final outcome remains unclear. But ruling could add to pressure on the NCAA.
March 7, 2014
March 6, 2014 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2014 Survey of College and University Presidents explored the views of presidents on the appropriate role of the federal government in accountability, the financial viability of college campuses, colleges' responses to sexual assault, and much more. The survey was conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup Education. Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics. On April 2, Inside Higher Ed Editors Doug Lederman and Scott Jaschik analyzed the survey's findings and answered readers' questions about them in a webinar. Register to download the webinar video here. The Inside Higher Ed survey of presidents was made possible in part by advertising from Academic Partnerships, Hobsons, Jenzabar and Pearson.

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