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 21, 2020
Service learning can benefit marginalized communities. In today's Academic Minute, part of University of Central Arkansas Week, Leah Horton discusses one way this was achieved using cooking tools.
August 21, 2020
Today on the Academic Minute, part of University of Central Arkansas Week, Leah Horton, lecturer in biology, discusses one way service learning was used to help disadvantaged communities -- involving cooking tools. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
August 20, 2020
Shakespeare and comedy might give at-risk youth a better path. In today's Academic Minute, part of University of Central Arkansas Week, Adam Frank describes research that explores this possibility.
August 20, 2020
Today on the Academic Minute, part of University of Central Arkansas Week, Adam Frank, professor of anthropology and performance studies, describes research into how Shakespeare and comedy might help at-risk youth. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
August 19, 2020
Susanna Baxter, president of the Georgia Independent College Association, has been chosen as president of LaGrange College, in Georgia. Mary Clark, deputy provost and dean of faculty at American University, in Washington, D.C., has been named provost at the University of Denver, in Colorado.
August 19, 2020
Occupational therapy can be a benefit to those in juvenile drug courts. Today on the Academic Minute, part of University of Central Arkansas Week, Lorrie George-Paschal details progress achieved by those involved.
August 19, 2020
Today on the Academic Minute, part of University of Central Arkansas Week, Lorrie George-Paschal, professor of occupational therapy, details progress achieved by those in juvenile drug courts. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
August 18, 2020
Nearly 10 percent of the first roughly 500 students and employees tested for COVID-19 at Bethel College, in Kansas, have the virus, the local health agency and Bethel's president announced Monday.
August 18, 2020
How do we lower the recidivism rate of juvenile offenders? In today's Academic Minute, a Student Spotlight as part of University of Central Arkansas Week, Jennifer Saxton examines the success of one program that broke the mold.
August 18, 2020
Today on the Academic Minute, a Student Spotlight as part of University of Central Arkansas Week, Jennifer Saxton, a Ph.D. student in leadership studies, examines the success of one program that helped lower the recidivism rate of juvenile offenders. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.

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