Reed is a Big-10 DEO and UMD ADVANCE Leadership Fellow, dedicated to improving organizational efficiency and ensuring the well-being and professional growth of students, faculty, and staff.

In addition to his administrative experience, Reed has an impressive record of scholarly achievement and creativity. He has published numerous articles in high-impact journals, including the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, the American Political Science Review, and the Journal of Conflict Resolution. Reed's research has received support from grants and awards from the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense, and the Army Research Lab.


Areas of Interest

  • The onset, duration, expansion, and termination of international and civil conflict.

Recently I have taught courses on:

  • Introduction to Political Science
  • Foreign Policy Analysis
  • International Conflict
  • Applied Game Theory
  • Regression Analysis
  • Introduction to Statistics for Social Sciences
  • Math for Social Sciences

I conduct research on international and civil conflict, including its onset, duration, and termination. My work has been published in journals such as the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, and the Journal of Politics. My research develops and tests various bargaining models between actors, including states and rebel groups. Additionally, I have worked with others on laboratory experiments that utilize behavioral economics approaches to further examine the comparative statics from bargaining models of political conflict.

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