PhD in American History, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2011
MA in American History, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2008
M.T.S. in Theological Studies, Perkins School of Theology-SMU, 2000
B.A. in English Literature, University of South Florida, 1998
Professor Reed’s current research examines the rise of social service institutions in the Cherokee Nation in the period after the Civil War. She examines why Cherokees adapted institutions as a means to deliver social services traditionally administered by clans and extended families and how those institutions were used to protect Cherokee sovereignty when allotment and Oklahoma statehood threatened.