Dr. Reed is a retired IBM executive, having spent his career in engineering, information technology and program management roles.
Most recently he was program manager for large systems integration contracts with federal agencies. In this role he was responsible for financial results, delivery performance and customer satisfaction. He is currently an adjunct faculty member developing and teaching courses in Project and Program Management, and was recipient of a 2018 Tropaia Award as Outstanding Faculty. Dr. Reed holds B.S. and M.E. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, an M.S. degree in Operations Research and Statistics from Rensselaer, and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from The Catholic University of America. He is an active member of the Project Management Institute, with a PMP® certification. He was a member of the IBM North American Project Management Certification Board for ten years, reviewing candidates for IBM project management certification against a set of criteria covering their knowledge, experience and professional giveback. Dr. Reed served as Visiting Professor in the Howard University College of Engineering through the IBM Faculty Loan Program. He taught undergraduate and graduate courses in engineering, developed a proposal for a Ph.D. program in the Computer Systems Department, and established a research contract between the Department and IBM. Dr. Reed is a long-time volunteer with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, supporting college accreditation activities with the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET as a program evaluator and commissioner. He is a member and past Chair of the IEEE Committee on Engineering Technology Accreditation Activities, and received the IEEE Meritorious Achievement Award in Accreditation Activities in 2017. He has also been an invited proposal reviewer for the Education Directorate of the National Science Foundation