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 8, 2020
Today on the Academic Minute, Tiffany Cresswell-Yeager, assistant professor of higher education leadership at Gwynedd Mercy University, discusses how class fits into college choices for first-generation students. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
September 4, 2020
Pamela L. Alderman, former dean of the Bert Bradford School of Health Sciences and professor of nursing at the University of Charleston, in West Virginia, has been selected as president of Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College.
September 4, 2020
Higher education institutional responses to COVID-19 may exacerbate education inequalities for Black students. In today's Academic Minute, part of University of Michigan Week, Tabbye Chavous explores how to avoid this.
September 4, 2020
Today on the Academic Minute, part of University of Michigan Week, Tabbye Chavous, director of the National Center for Institutional Diversity and professor of education and psychology at Michigan, explores how to keep COVID-19 from worsening educational inequities for Black students. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
September 3, 2020
This episode of the Pulse podcast is part of an audio and video podcast series in response to the impact of COVID-19. In this episode, The Pulse's host, Rodney B. Murray of University of the Sciences, discusses "Equity & Inclusion in Online Course Design" with Carrie O'Donnell and Brett Christie of O'Donnell Learn. They talk about effective learning and universal design for learning, among other topics. A video of the interview can be viewed here.
September 3, 2020
A new episode of the Pulse podcast, part of an audio and video podcast series in response to COVID-19, features a discussion on "Equity & Inclusion in Online Course Design" with Carrie O'Donnell and Brett Christie of O'Donnell Learn. With The Pulse's host, Rodney B. Murray of University of the Sciences, they talk about effective learning and universal design for learning, among other topics.
September 3, 2020
Black communities are facing a stronger threat during the pandemic. In today's Academic Minute, part of University of Michigan Week, Riana Anderson explores some of the reasons why.
September 3, 2020
Today on the Academic Minute, part of University of Michigan Week, Riana Anderson, assistant professor in the School of Public Health, explores why the pandemic is particularly threatening Black communities. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
September 2, 2020
Citing rising cases and worries, Lock Haven and Hartwick suspend in-person instruction for two weeks, and Colorado College goes virtual for 2020.
September 2, 2020
Isolation protocols during the pandemic can be challenging for low-wage workers in particular. In today's Academic Minute, part of University of Michigan Week, Alford Young Jr. examines the experiences of these workers.

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