Reid Jewett Smith, Ph.D. comes to Disability:IN from a research career in higher education. Reid has a background in non-profit management, social science research, and strategic consulting. She taught American History for ten years before completing her doctorate at Boston College, where her research focused on educational inequity, philanthropic reform, and teacher education policy in the United States. Reid remains an Adjunct Professor of Global Perspectives in Education at Boston College.
Originally from Washington, DC, Reid now lives in upstate New York with her husband and two small children. Reid has Cystic Fibrosis (CF), a hereditary degenerative lung disease. Pushing forward with a career while fighting CF has made this work – workplace disability inclusion – personal for Reid.
Reid attended Wesleyan University, Boston University (B.A. History, Summa Cum Laude), Brown University (M.A. History), and Boston College (Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction).