Reed has served as dean of the College of Media, formerly the School of Journalism, since 2004 and has been a member of the faculty since 1993. Under her leadership, the College has developed a national reputation for its hands-on curricula, quality online programs and focus on media innovation.
Reed has a professional background in television journalism and is an award-winning documentary producer. She frequently writes about current media trends for “MediaShift” and speaks on the subject nationally. In January, Reed was named one of three finalists in the national Scripps Howard Foundation Journalism & Mass Communication Administrator of the Year Award.
Since Reed’s tenure as dean, the college has experienced record enrollment in its graduate and undergraduate programs, including its master’s degree programs in Integrated Marketing Communications, the nation’s first online IMC graduate program. Beginning this fall, the College will be launching the nation’s first master’s degree in Data Marketing Communications.
Reed has led major curriculum and programmatic changes, including merging advertising and public relations into an integrated strategic communications major; re-visioning the journalism major to be digital-first and student-centered; creating nine academic minors for non-majors; and transforming the program from a school to a college. She led the development of the College’s new Media Innovation Center on the Evansdale Campus.