Autumn M. Reed, Director of STRIDE, Coordinator for Faculty Diversity Initiatives ADVANCE Program in the Office of the Provost at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. In these roles, Dr. Reed coordinates campus-wide initiatives designed to enhance and support faculty diversity at UMBC. Working collaboratively with the Leadership Team in the Office of the Provost, the Deans, and Faculty Leaders from the Executive Committee on the Recruitment, Retention, and Advancement of URM Faculty, the ADVANCE Executive Committee, the STRIDE Committee, and the faculty leaders of UMBC’s Community-Based Faculty Groups, Dr. Reed develops, implements, and evaluates programmatic interventions designed to recruit, retain and advance diverse faculty at UMBC. Dr. Reed also routinely disseminates best practices learned from UMBC’s diversity initiatives at national and international venues. Dr. Reed is on the advisory boards for the National and Mid-Atlantic Higher Education Recruitment Consortium and the External Advisory Board for the Northern Ohio Alliance-Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) 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.”