On June 2, 2014, Dr. Karl Reid was named Executive Director of the National Society of Black Engineers, one of the world's largest student-governed engineering organizations. He is also the author of "Working Smarter, Not Just Harder: Three Sensible Strategies for Succeeding in College...and Life."
Prior to joining NSBE, Dr. Reid was Senior Vice President of Research, Innovation and Member College Engagement at UNCF where he developed and implemented educational, research and capacity-building programs for UNCF's 37 member historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs).
Dr. Reid arrived at UNCF from MIT after serving as Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education, Assistant to the Chancellor for Diversity and Director of the Office of Minority Education. He lectures on race, identity, and achievement and blogs about student success in college: karlwreid.com.
Prior to his previous appointments, Dr. Reid served as the Executive Director of Engineering Outreach Programs for MIT's School of Engineering, where he directed the nationally recognized Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science (MITES) Program, a residential summer program for talented high school seniors.
During his tenure at MIT, he also founded the Saturday Engineering Enrichment and Discovery (SEED) Academy, and the Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) Program, both of which are year-round academic and mentoring programs for local high school and middle school students.
Dr. Reid began his career in the computer industry in product management, marketing, sales and consulting for several companies, including six years with IBM. Dr Reid earned both his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT and his Doctorate of Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. From his dissertation research on African American male achievement in college, he conducted workshops and seminars to high school and university faculty audiences.