Autumn M. Reed, Ph.D., is Assistant Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). In this role Dr. Reed administers a comprehensive range of faculty diversity initiatives, contributes to program and policy developments related to these efforts, and works with administrators, campus constituents, and external constituents to advance UMBC’s commitment to increase faculty diversity and inclusive excellence. Dr. Reed also directs the UMBC ADVANCE Program and Committee on Strategies and Tactics to Recruit to Improve Diversity and Excellence (STRIDE) initiative.
Dr. Reed also shares UMBC’s best practices for faculty diversity and inclusion at national and international venues. Dr. Reed serves on the advisory board for the National and Mid-Atlantic Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) and is an external advisory board member for the Northern Ohio Alliance-Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP-T) grant.
Dr. Reed also maintains an active research and teaching agenda. Her primary research focuses on best practices for broadening participation for women and underrepresented minorities in the academy, with a particular emphasis on STEM. As a trained critical discourse analyst, Dr. Reed also maintains a secondary research agenda that examines the U.S. news’ representations of violence against women. Dr. Reed also regularly teaches two first-year seminars, “The Politics of Language in USAmerican Society” and “U.S. Orientalism.”
Dr. Reed is a life-long resident of Maryland and is bilingual in Spanish, English and has an intermediate understanding of Modern Hebrew. She received her BA in History with a Minor in Spanish from the University of Notre Dame of Maryland. She completed her MA in Intercultural Communication and holds a Ph.D. in Language, Literacy, and Culture, both from UMBC. Dr. Reed is currently pursing a J.D. at the University of Baltimore School of Law