- · BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer, 2014
- . Founding Executive Director, Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru), 2011-2013
- · Recipient, $500,000 grant, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for production of first guide to best practices in
- integration of arts practice in U.S. research universities, 2012
- . Producer, Michigan Meeting, "The Role of Art-Making and the Arts in the Research University," May 2010
- · Founding Executive Director, ArtsEngine, University of Michigan, 2006 – 2013
- · Author, Two Little Girls: A Memoir of Adoption, Penguin Books, 2006 (hardback), 2007 (paper)
- · PhD, English, University of Chicago, 2001
- · Founding Board President, Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center, 1997- 2001
- . Producer, five national conferences, American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, 1992 - 1997
- . Contributing Editor, The APSAC Handbook on Child Maltreatment, Sage Publications, 1996; 2nd ed. 1999
- · Founding Executive Director, American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, Chicago, 1988 – 1997
- Theresa Reid, PhD, is the Principal of Theresa Reid, PhD + Associates, Consulting, based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Dr. Reid has worked in board and staff leadership and consulting positions in the nonprofit sector for 30 years, primarily in child maltreatment and higher education. Her career highlights demonstrate Dr. Reid's talents in collaboration, communications, and creativity.
Dr. Reid began her nonprofit service working directly with maltreated children in small programs in Columbus, Ohio, where she won the Walter and Marion English Award for Excellence in Social Service Delivery. While in graduate school in Chicago, Reid became Managing Editor of the Journal of Interpersonal Violence (Sage Publications), then the first Executivge Director of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC).
Working closely with a national Board of Directors over nearly 10 years, Reid was instrumental in growing the organization's membership from 200 to more than 5,000; developing and organizational structure including committees, task forces, and a state chapter network; developing and managing a professional training series, including five large national conferences; and establishing and editing a series of highly regarded publications, including the peer-reviewed journal, Child Maltreatment (Sage Publications).
Dr. Reid spoke regularly at regional and national conferences on a range of issues in child maltreatment, and served on federal panels and other national bodies pertaining to child maltreatment practice, research, and legislation. Through a grant from the Soros Foundation's Open Society Initiative, Dr. Reid taught seminars in organizational development and media coverage of child sexual abuse to social service professionals in Eastern Europe.
Dr. Reid served for three years as the first President of the Board of the Chicago Children's Advocacy Center (CCAC), a special project of Mayor Richard M. Daley. Reid worked closely with the Executive Director and the Board, composed of Chicago business and municipal leaders, to foster Board development; oversee construction of the CCAC's first facility; produce policies and procedures governing Board operations and staff oversight; and create CCAC's first strategic plan.
As the founding Executive Director of ArtsEngine at the University of Michigan, Dr. Reid worked closely with deans of the colleges of the visual and performing arts, architecture, and engineering, and faculty from a dozen units across the university, to develop and launch an ambitious set of projects designed to integrate art and design practice throughout the university. In May 2011, Reid produced and chaired ArtsEngine's Michigan Meeting, "The Role of Art-Making and the Arts in the Research University." The meeting was attended by 150 presidents, provosts, deans, directors, and other faculty and administrative leaders from 43 top American research universities.
In June 2012, Dr. Reid received a $500,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to produce the nation's first guide to best practices in the integration of arts practice in research universities. Later that year, Dr. Reid worked with deans from universities across the country to establish the new national organization, the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities, of which she was the first Executive Director.
Through her extensive experience with faculty in art and design, Reid developed expertise in design thinking. She is currently writing and speaking at the state and national levels about the use of design thinking to enhance nonprofit effectiveness.
Dr. Reid is the author of Two Little Girls: A Memoir of Adoption, published in 2006 and 2007 by the Penguin Group and warmly reviewed by O Magazine, Booklist, the Chicago Tribune, and Adoptive Families. Reid was a contributing editor to The APSAC Handbook on Child Maltreatment (Sage, 1996, 2002), and has published in The New York Review of Books, Adoptive Families, Literary Mama, and elsewhere. Dr. Reid earned her PhD in English from the University of Chicago in 2001, with a full academic scholarship. Her dissertation, An Ethical Analysis of Discourse on Child Sexual Abuse from 1860 to the Present," was directed first by Wayne Booth, then by Gerald Graff.