Autumn M. Reed, Ph.D., is Director of STRIDE, Coordinator for Faculty Diversity Initiatives and the ADVANCE Program in the Office of the Provost at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. In these roles, Dr. Reed develops and implements campus-wide initiatives designed to enhance and support faculty diversity and inclusion 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 members of UMBC’s Community-Based Faculty Groups, Dr. Reed develops, implements, and evaluates policy and programmatic interventions designed to recruit, retain and advance diverse faculty at UMBC. 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 and the Long Island Frontiers of Research and Academic Models of Excellence (LI-FRAME) 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.”