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Dean of Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications Appointed

Michael J. Reed has been named dean of the School of Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

Reed, who had served as interim dean for the school since July, has more than 20 years of leadership, teaching and counseling experience. Previously, he served as assistant dean of sciences, humanities and visual communications at Penn College, working collaboratively with the mathematics, natural sciences and communications faculty.

Michael J. Reed
Michael J. Reed

Before joining Penn College in July 2014, Reed, a Pittsburgh native, was head principal at Williamsport Area High School and director of SciTech High School, a STEM magnet school partnering with Harrisburg University of Science and Technology.

“Dr. Mike Reed has done an outstanding job in his time leading the School of Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications,” said Paul L. Starkey, vice president for academic affairs/provost. “Faculty gave overwhelmingly favorable feedback on Mike’s leadership. He is collaborative, a team builder and brings great energy and enthusiasm to his work. We all look forward to working closely with Mike in the coming years.”

Reed completed his doctoral studies through Drexel University with a concentration in educational leadership, focusing on innovation, sustainable systems and evidence-based professional development models. He completed his master’s degree and school counseling certification at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and his school administrative certifications were awarded through The Pennsylvania State University. He earned a Bachelor of Science in secondary education from Clarion University.

Reed’s volunteer activities include serving as vice president on The Salvation Army executive board, providing mentorship and professional development to K-12 leadership teams throughout the state, and assisting multiple youth-development programs throughout the Williamsport community.

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