Autumn Reed, Ph.D.

Autumn Reed, Ph.D.

Assistant Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
1015 Administration


Dr. Autumn M. Reed (she/her/hers) is Assistant Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs. 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 teaches the First Year Seminar Exploring Orientalism for incoming freshman and transfer students. She also participated as an instructor in UMBC’s inaugural Dawg Days Abroad Program at the University of Bristol.

Dr. Reed joined the Provost office in 2011 as the inaugural Program Coordinator for UMBC’s ADVANCE Faculty Diversity Initiative. Prior to working in the Provost Office, Dr. Reed served as a graduate assistant in UMBC”s Department of Gender and Women’s Studies from 2008-2011 where she supported the Women in Learning and Leadership (WILL Program). Dr. Reed also has experience in the private industry as a recruiter and quality assurance specialist.

Dr. Reed is a life-long resident of Maryland and is bilingual in Spanish and English. 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. Her dissertation research used critical discourse analysis (CDA) to investigate the politics of national belonging in U.S. news “honor-killing” coverage.


ADVANCE Program and ADVANCE Executive Committee
Committee on the Recruitment, Retention, and Advancement of Underrepresented Minority Faculty
Community-Based Faculty Groups Provost Office Liaison
Diversity Hiring Recruitment Plans
Eminent Scholar Mentoring Program
Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
Institutional Faculty Recruitment Outreach Activities
Faculty Diversity and ADVANCE websites
Southern Regional Education Board
Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science
Interfolio: Faculty Search
On-Ramps to Full Professor
Postdoctoral Fellowship for Faculty Diversity
Provost’s Chair Development Initiative