Department of Government
Professor Reed's teaching and research interests center on American constitutional law, judicial politics and the politics of education, with a focus on the constitutional and political meanings of equality. His book On Equal Terms: The Constitutional Politics of Educational Opportunity was published by Princeton University Press (2001). He has also recently published in Social Science Quarterly, and the Law and Society Review. He is currently writing a book tentatively entitled "Building the Federal Schoolhouse: Public Education and American Political Development." The book focuses on the local politics of federal claims of authority over public education. His additional research interests include racial politics, federalism, and educational policy-making. A former Research Fellow at the Brookings Institution, he has also taught at Yale University. He has received a Spencer Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowship from the National Academy of Education, and was named a Carnegie Scholar by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
- Ph.D. (1995) Yale University , Political Science
- MPhil (1992) Yale University, Political Science
- M.A. (1991) Yale University, Political Science
- B.A. (1987) University of California, Santa Cruz, Politics and History