College Advisor and Fellowships Advisor
Maureen Reed began teaching at Lewis and Clark College in the fall of 2006. In addition to teaching in the Exploration and Discovery Program, she has taught Gender Studies, History, and English courses. She enjoys working with students as they explore the concepts of culture and identity, especially through the writing process.
Her areas of interest in American cultural history include gender, ethnicity, autobiography, fiction, and art. Originally from Michigan, Maureen also lived in Texas and Minnesota before settling with her family in Oregon. In 2004-5, Maureen taught American Studies at the University of Regensburg in Germany as a Fulbright Junior Lecturer. These diverse experiences have contributed to her ongoing interest in exploring, both analytically and creatively, the question of what it means to be American, both at home and abroad.
Since Spring 2013, Maureen has worked in academic advising at LC, helping students to navigate requirements and develop strategies for success. She serves as a College Advisor for the College Advising Center and a Fellowships Advisor for Academic Awards & Fellowships.
She is the author of A Woman’s Place: Women Writing New Mexico (University of New Mexico Press, 2005), which illustrates how six Anglo, Hispanic, and American Indian women authors boosted cultural traditions despite living non-traditional lives.
Ph. D. 2001, M.A. 1996 University of Texas at Austin: American Studies
B.A. 1994 Rice University: English and Art History