Blake Reed, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Professor Blake Reed, Ph.D., has taught at Olivet College since 2016. He is the advisor of the chemistry seminar and a senior class advisor. He is also co-advisor to the Gruen Chemistry Society and Sigma Zeta National Science and Mathematics Honor Society, Alpha Eta Chapter. Dr. Reed teaches general chemistry, inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, chemical instrumentation and college algebra. Dr. Reed was awarded the Art and Charlotte Stevens Excellent Educator Award in 2022.
Dr. Reed received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Alma College in 2010. His research focused on organic fragrance chemistry, specifically utilizing the allene-Claisen rearrangement to make sandalwood derivatives. Dr. Reed completed his doctorate in inorganic chemistry at Wayne State University (WSU) in 2016. His research at WSU focused on designing reduced bis(imino)pyridine nickel complexes for reactivity with heteroallenes, specifically carbon dioxide.
Dr. Reed, originally from Charlotte, enjoys teaching at a small, liberal arts college where the low student-to-faculty ratio allows for small classroom sizes and one-on-one teaching experiences. Olivet College allows him to get to know his students personally, and provides a fun teaching and learning atmosphere.