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Natural and Physical Sciences Faculty

Blake Reed, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Office Phone: 269.749.6607
Email: brreed@olivetcollege.edu

Professor Reed, originally from Charlotte, is the adviser of the chemistry seminar and teaches inorganic chemistry and the general chemistry I laboratory sections. Prof. 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. Prof. Reed completed his doctoral program in inorganic chemistry at Wayne State University in 2016. His research at WSU focused on designing reduced bis(imino)pyridine nickel complexes for reactivity with heteroallenes, specifically carbon dioxide. Prof. Reed received an award from WSU for his teaching while in graduate school and has taught at Lawrence Technological University. He has more 11 years of experience in teaching and tutoring.

Prof. Reed has always wanted to teach at a small, liberal arts college, where the low student to faculty ratio allows for small classroom sizes and one-on-one teaching experiences.