Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Faculty Development
Dr. David Reed became the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Faculty Development in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in 2010. He coordinates the College’s graduate research efforts, facilitates graduate course evaluation and new degree program development. He also develops College faculty orientation and mentoring programs, and assists early-career faculty in preparing for promotion and tenure review.
A professor of horticulture, Dr. Reed has been on the faculty at Texas A&M University since 1978. He is an expert in nutrition, especially iron nutrition, and in the effects of water quality and salinity on greenhouse crops.
However, Dr. Reed’s “first love” is teaching. He has taught a general course on horticulture to a packed house of several hundred students each semester for 34 years. Dr. Reed has also presented nearly seventy talks at various industry and professional meetings across the country.
Both students and peers praise Dr. Reed’s teaching. Among his honors are the Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence for Teaching, the Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching and six student-originated teaching awards, including “Professor of the Year.” He received the Outstanding Undergraduate Educator Award from the American Society for Horticultural Sciences in 2002.
He holds a doctorate and a master’s in floriculture and ornamental horticulture from Cornell University. He obtained his bachelor’s from the University of Southwestern Louisiana (now called University of Louisiana – Lafayette) in Lafayette, LA.
- Graduate Academic Program and Operations
- Graduate Student Funding (Fellowships, Scholarships and Assistantships)
- Oversight of Select Faculty Funding Opportunities
- Oversight of Select Departmental Funding Opportunities
- Peer Review Committee membership
- Mid-Term Review
- Faculty Mentoring and Development
- Tenure and Promotion Process: Facilitate process up to decision the point (i.e. not involved in Deans decision)
- Faculty Orientation – TAMU Programs liaison
- Faculty Orientation – AgriLife Program liaison
- Understanding the Tenure and Promotion Process
- Dossier Preparation Workshop
- Individual faculty mentoring
- Survey faculty expectations yearly
- Metrics of successful and unsuccessful packets