Teaches: Public relations, writing, communication, and meeting management courses
Advises: PR emphasis and minor; serves as advisor for the Public Relations Organization
Director: Teaching and Learning Center
Office: 2314 Markee PSC
B. J. Reed began teaching at UW-Platteville in August 1999. With an additional 12 years of teaching and 20 years as a public relations practitioner, Reed brings practical knowledge and experience to the classroom. She has an Ed.D. in educational leadership (with an emphasis in adult education), an Ed.S. in adult education (with an emphasis in training and development), an M.A. in mass communication, and a B.A. in magazine journalism. All of these degrees were earned at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. Reed earned the APR (Accredited in Public Relations) certification from the Public Relations Society of America in 2000, as well as the CMP (Certified Meeting Professional) designation from the Convention Industry Council, in 1995 (and renewed since then). In 2013, Reed completed studies for the Certified Faculty Developer program by LERN.
Reed is active in the meetings industry, with membership in the Professional Convention Management Association. Reed has served as copy editor for "Professional Meeting Management," fifth edition and is co-writing two chapters for the sixth edition of that text. She also wrote a chapter for "Hospitality: An Introduction," 13th edition. Reed just wrapped up copy editing for "The Art of the Show," a text on tradeshow management for the International Association of Exhibitions and Events. She is working on copy editing for the "Convention Industry Council Manual," ninth edition, published by the Convention Industry Council. She also co-authored a chapter for George Fenich's text on planning and managing meetings (2014 publication date). She encourages students to attend national or regional conferences connected to these organizations, expanding student networking and professional development opportunities.
With two grown daughters and a Portugese Water Dog, Reed enjoys travel and just playing around outside. Her relaxation options include training her dog, remodeling her house, crocheting, reading, and writing.