Dr. Reed has taught in the SoPA Kinesiology program since 2017. She completed her Ph.D. in Sport Management at North Central University, her master’s degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and her undergraduate studies in Psychology and Sport Management at East Tennessee State University. Her research interests lie in the area of the underrepresentation of females in sports.
Dr. Reed lives with her husband and their two cats in Ocean Springs, MS. They relocated to the Mississippi coast in January 2017 from East Tennessee. Her husband works with the Biloxi Shuckers baseball organization. Aside from watching baseball, Dr. Reed loves to travel and watch football, specifically the Dallas Cowboys.
What advice would you give to someone who's considering finishing their degree, or starting for the first time as an adult?
Never give up. Things are not always going to be easy, but remember, we don't grow when things are easy. We grow when we face challenges.
If you could be on any reality TV show, which would you choose and why?
Dancing with the Stars. I am not a star, but I would love to dance with the professionals. It's my guilty pleasure show every week.
What's the first career you dreamed of having as a child?
I wanted to be She-ra Princess of Power (He-man's sister). Other than a superhero, I never had a specific career in mind. I just wanted to have a career where I get to help people. I love being a professor because it allows me to help students discover their potential and achieve their career goals.