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 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.
September 17, 2020
Several universities impose campuswide stay-in-place orders, some of which are just "recommended," while other colleges limit movement of groups of students on campus and off.
September 17, 2020
Supporting the Crusades didn’t just happen on the front lines. In today's Academic Minute, Eastern New Mexico University's Richard Allington explores how ordinary people helped in their own ways.

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