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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Most Recent Articles

April 27, 2005
5 students have died in 3 fires in 2 weeks. College officials react, and Congress weighs action.
April 26, 2005
Can the U.S. go after a student loan defaulter's Social Security benefits? The justices will decide.
April 25, 2005
On the upswing nationally, sign language is on the defensive at Brown.
April 22, 2005
Through its new curriculum, Penn stresses science and math and deemphasizes the role of AP courses.
April 22, 2005
Unprepared for shift to Division I, SUNY Stony Brook broke many rules, NCAA finds.
April 21, 2005
For the last three years, Thomas A. Hamilton has increasingly become a minority of one on the seven-member Board of Trustees of  St. Clair County Community College, regularly challenging policies adopted by the two-year institution's president and questioning whether the board is fulfilling its obligations to oversee and assess her performance.
April 20, 2005
At a Congressional hearing, debate about whether federal aid drives tuition higher, and warnings for colleges.
April 19, 2005
One university's experiment involves English composition, better advising and living in a science-themed dorm.
April 19, 2005
The number of Ohio legislators who do not have a college degree has risen to 31 today from 5 in the late 1990s, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. The article quotes some lawmakers and policy makers as saying they think that trend is at least partially responsible for Ohio's lukewarm financial support for higher education in recent years, but the degree-less legislators scoff at that argument.
April 18, 2005
Alcohol and smoking contributed to the fire that killed 3 Miami U. students, an investigation concludes.


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