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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August 27, 2020
Today on the Academic Minute, part of Texas A&M University Center for Sports Management Research and Education Week, Alison Pittman, clinical assistant professor in the college of nursing, examines why gay and lesbian patients face health-care challenges. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
August 26, 2020
As the fall term begins, professors describe their experiences in the in-person (and virtual) classroom. Their verdict? Better than feared. Lots of faculty experimentation. Students are anxious, and physical conditions are … mixed.
August 26, 2020
We are still learning a lot about traumatic brain injuries. In today's Academic Minute, part of Texas A&M University Center for Sports Management Research and Education Week, Traver Wright discusses a treatment option that is showing results for some.
August 26, 2020
Today on the Academic Minute, part of Texas A&M University Center for Sports Management Research and Education Week, Traver Wright, research assistant professor in the department of health and kinesiology, discusses a treatment option that is showing results for some patients with brain injuries.
August 25, 2020
New federal data highlight differences in educational outcomes across many individual variables.
August 25, 2020
Sports programs can have a lasting impact for girls in some communities. In today's Academic Minute, part of Texas A&M University Center for Sports Management Research and Education Week, Marlene A. Dixon explores one community that needs a change.
August 25, 2020
Today on the Academic Minute, part of Texas A&M University Center for Sports Management Research and Education Week, Marlene A. Dixon, professor and chair of graduate studies in sport management, looks at the impact sports programming can have on girls in underserved communities. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
August 25, 2020
Zoom's crash wasn't the only campus COVID-19 development Monday. Cases spiked in North Carolina and Alabama, and more institutions punished students for violating campus rules.
August 24, 2020
How does travel affect you? In today's Academic Minute, part of Texas A&M University Center for Sports Management Research and Education Week, James Petrick explores cruise participants' experiences to find out.
August 24, 2020
Today on the Academic Minute, part of Texas A&M University Center for Sports Management Research and Education Week, James Petrick, professor in the department of parks, recreation and tourism sciences, interviews cruise participants to understand the impact of travel. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.

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