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Blake Reed, Ph.D.

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Position
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
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269.749.6607
Bio:

Professor Reed, originally from Charlotte, will be advising chemistry seminar as well as teaching inorganic chemistry and the general chemistry I laboratory sections this fall. Reed received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Alma College in 2010, where his research focused on organic fragrance chemistry, specifically utilizing the allene-Claisen rearrangement to make sandalwood derivatives. Reed completed his doctoral program in inorganic chemistry at Wayne State University (WSU) in the summer of 2016. His research at WSU focused on designing reduced bis(imino)pyridine nickel complexes for reactivity with heteroallenes, specifically carbon dioxide. Reed received an award from WSU for his teaching while in graduate school, has taught at Lawrence Technological University and joins Olivet with 11 years of experience in teaching and tutoring.

“I have always known I wanted to be a professor, specifically at a small, liberal arts college where, because of the low student to faculty ratio, I would have many opportunities for small classroom sizes and one-on-one teaching experiences, commodities which I value highly in a successful learning environment,” Reed said. “I cannot wait to start teaching. I am very excited to meet the students and help them on their journey to success!"

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