Autumn M. Reed, Ph.D.
1000 Hilltop Circle
Administration Building, Room 913
Baltimore, MD 21250
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.”
Ph.D., 2014 University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Language, Literacy and Culture
Dissertation Title: Whose Agenda is it Anyway? U.S. News Coverage of the “Honor Killing” of Noor Faleh Almaleki and the Discursive Construction of Boundaries
Committee: Edward Larkey, Jodi Kelber-Kaye, Beverly Bickel, Christine Mallinson, Theodore Gonzalves
Post-Bac., 2010 University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Gender and Women’s Studies
M.A., 2008 University of Maryland, Baltimore County
B.A., 2005 Notre Dame of Maryland University
Summa cum Laude
Higher Education Experience
2011-Present University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Office of the Provost
2018-Present Assistant Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
2015-Present Director of UMBC STRIDE
Coordinator, Faculty Diversity Initiatives and ADVANCE Program
2014-Present Instructor, Office of Undergraduate Education
2011-2015 Program Coordinator, Faculty Diversity Initiatives and ADVANCE Program
Reed, A.M. (2019). Retaining a Diverse and Inclusive Faculty: Benefits and Best Practices. East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. Keynote.
Reed, A.M. (2019). Best Practices for Faculty Diversity. Interfolio Convening of Faculty Affairs Research (iCFAR). Washington, DC.
Reed, A.M., Banerjee, N., McDonough, S. (2018). UMBC - STRIDE: Fostering Diversity and Inclusive Excellence in the Faculty Recruitment Process. California State University Long Beach Diversity Hiring Retreat. Lake Arrowhead, CA.
Rous, P.J., Reed, A.M., & Murphy, C. (2018). STRIDE: Strategies and Tactics for Recruiting to Improve Diversity and Excellence. University System of Maryland Symposium on Diversifying the Faculty. Adelphi, MD.
Reed, A.M. & Rosen, A. (2018). Best Practices in Minority Faculty Recruitment & Retention, Part 2: The Role of Technology in the University of Maryland, Baltimore County’s Practices for Inclusive Excellence in Faculty Hiring. AACU Annual Meeting, Jan 24-27, 2018, Washington, D.C.
Reed, A.M. (2017). Implicit Bias in Higher Education, JSU ADVANCE Implicit Bias Think Tank. Jackson State University, Jackson, MS.
Reed, A.M. (2016). Implicit Bias in Academic Spaces: Recognizing and Reducing its Impact. Faculty Development in Teaching Skills Workshop. University of Maryland, Baltimore. Baltimore, MD.
Reed, A.M. (2016). UMBC + Interfolio: Achieving Faculty Search Diversity with ByCommittee. Webinar.
Reed, A.M. (2016). UMBC Best Practices for Diversity and Inclusion. Indiana State University Diversity Tactical Team. Virtual Panel.
Reed, A.M. (2015). Strategic Mentoring: Developing a Network of Support for Career Advancement. Higher Education Recruitment Consortium Fall Conference. Washington, D.C.
Reed, A.M. (2015). Diversity and Inclusion in Global Engineering Education: Initializing Global Scale Collaboration. World Engineering Education Forum. Florence, Italy.
Reed, A.M. (2014). Promising Practices from UMBC’s ADVANCE Program. Trinity College, Integer Program. Dublin, Ireland.
Reed, A.M. (2013). Implicit Bias: Fixing the System at the Administrative Level. Latin American and Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions: Women in STEM Forum. Cancun, Mexico.
Reed, A.M. (2013). UMBC’s Postdoctoral Fellowship for Faculty Diversity. State University of New York, Stony Brook Center for Inclusive Excellence Proseminar Series, Stony Brook, NY.
Peer Reviewed Publications
Reed, A.M., Banerjee, N., Garcin, E.D., Lutters, W., McDonough, S., Murphy, C., & Omland, K.E., (2018, May). Recruiting a Critically Diverse and Inclusively Excellent Faculty through STRIDE Peer Education. Paper presented at the 2018 CoNECD – The Collaborative Network for Engineering and Computing Diversity Conference, Crystal City, VA.
Tull, R.G., Reed, A. M., Felder, P. P., Hester, S., Williams, D. N., Medina, Y., Lo, A., Aparaka, E.T., & Ordonez, P. (2017, June). Hashtag #ThinkBigDiversity: Social Media Hacking Activities as Hybridized Mentoring Mechanisms for Underrepresented Minorities in STEM. Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, OH.
Reed, A.M., & Tull, R.G., (2016, August). Invitation to Engage: Innovative and Collaborative Approaches to Diversifying the STEM Professoriate. Paper presented at the 14th LACCEI Annual International Conference: “Engineering Innovations for Global Sustainability.” San Jose, Costa Rica.
Reed, A.M., Tull, R.G., Delaine, D.A., Williams, D.N., & Sigamoney, R. (2016, June). Building Global Infrastructure for Diversity and Inclusion in Engineering Education. Paper presented at 2016 ASEE International Forum, New Orleans, LA.
Reed, A.M., & Tull, R.G., (2015). Encouraging Equilibrium: Career-Life Balance Outreach and the Advancement of Women in Engineering. Proceedings of the 13th LACCEI Annual International Conference: “Engineering Education Facing the Grand Challenges, What Are We Doing?” Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Reed, A.M., & Tull, R.G. (2015). Programmatic Interventions for Developing Diverse Global Eminent Faculty Scholars Through International Collaborations Paper presented at 2015 ASEE International Forum, Seattle, WA.
Reed, A.M. & Tull, R.G. (2012). Reducing the Bottleneck: Breaking the Bottle! Addressing the Recruitment of Postdocs through Best Practices of AGEP and ADVANCE Horizons Programs. Proceedings of WEPAN 2012, Columbus, OH.
Non-Peer Reviewed Publications
Reed, A.M. & Rosen, A. (2019, June 27). OPINION: Fixing hiring practices to increase faculty diversity. The Hechinger Report.
Reed, A.M., McDermott, P., Rous, P., Rutledge, J., & Tull, R. (2019). On-Ramps to Full Professor: A Research Acceleration Initiative for Associate Professor Women in STEM. Equity in STEM Community Convening. Cleveland, OH.
Reed, A.M. (2019). Faculty Diversity Recruitment: Best Practices for Leveraging Interfolio Faculty Search. Interfolio Faculty Summit, Washington, DC. Presentation.
Reed, A.M. (2017). Invitation to Engage: Becoming a Faculty Member in Maryland. University System of Maryland PROMISE Research Symposium and Professional Development Conference, College Park, MD. Organizer and Moderator.
Reed, A.M. (2016). Inclusive Engagement – Engineering for All. World Engineering Education Forum, Seoul, South Korea. Facilitator.
Reed, A.M. (2016). Challenging Gendered and Racial Inequality in Engineering: A Voice and Topical Analysis of #ilooklikeanengineer as Resistant Discourse. International Society for Language Studies Annual Conference. Normal, IL. Presentation.
Reed, A.M. (2016). Fostering Institutional Mindfulness in Faculty Recruitment: Developing a STRIDE Team at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Women of Color in the Academy: What’s Next? National Conference, University of Delaware ADVANCE, Newark, DE. Presentation.
Reed, A.M. (2015). Think Big! Broadening Horizons for Women in Engineering and Computer Science through Global Scholar Networks. Women in Engineering Proactive Network (WEPAN) Change Leader Forum. Boulder, CO. Panelist.
G. Leibnitz, Y. Moses, Y. Huet, S. Howe, M. Levine, & Reed, A.M. (2014). ADVANCing Women Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Faculty: A Showcase of Promising Practices from National Science Foundation Funded Institutions. 8th European Conference on Gender Inequality in Higher Education. Vienna, Austria. Paper presentation
Reed, A.M. (2014). NSF ADVANCE programs: Leveling the Playing Field for Women Faculty. Women in Engineering Proactive Network (WEPAN) Change Leader Forum. Minneapolis, MN.
Reed, A.M., Banerjee, N., Garcin, E.D., Lutters, W., McDonough, S., Murphy, C., & Omland, K.E. (2018). Planning for Diversity and Inclusive Excellence in Your Search: A Focused Conversation with UMBC STRIDE. Workshop at the 10th Annual Understanding Interventions that Broaden Participation in Science Career Conference. Baltimore, MD.
Reed, A.M. (2016). Creating Your Aspirational CV. PROMISE Workshop. University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Reed, A.M., & Tull, R.G. (2016). Invitation to Engage: Promising Practices for Preparing Women of Color for the STEM Professoriate. Women of Color in the Academy: What’s Next? National Conference, University of Delaware ADVANCE, Newark, DE.
Dawg Days Abroad for Incoming Freshman and Transfer Students, U.S. Orientalism, Summer 2019. Bristol University, Bristol, UK.
Politics of Language in U.S. Society, First Year Seminar, Fall 2016, Spring 2016. University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
U.S. Orientalism, First Year Seminar, Spring 2019, Fall, 2018, Spring, 2018 Fall 2017, Spring, 2017, Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015, Fall 2014. University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Reed, A.M. (2018). Resisting Discourses of Othering: Facilitating USAmerican Orientalism in the Age of Trump. International Society for Language Studies Annual Conference. Waterloo, Canada.
Reed, A.M. (2017). Language, Power, and Peace: Teaching the Politics of Language in USAmerican Society. International Society for Language Studies Annual Conference. Honolulu, HI.
Reed, A.M. (2014). Rethinking the Nation through a Freshman Course on U.S. Orientalism. National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference, San Juan, PR.
UMBC Inclusion Council, Member
External Advisory Board Member, The Northern Ohio Alliance AGEP, 2016-Present.
External Reviewer, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program, 2016.
Higher Education Recruitment Consortium National Advisory Board, 2015-Present.
Higher Education Recruitment Consortium Mid-Atlantic Advisory Board, 2011-Present.
Adelante Latina- Mentor to Latina High School Student, 2015-Present.