David D. Reed

David Reed

David D. Reed serves as Michigan Technological University’s vice president for research, overseeing sponsored programs, technology and economic development, and integrity and compliance for research conducted at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Reed is a professor in Michigan Tech’s College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science and has been a principal investigator or co-investigator on more than $9 million in externally funded research since coming to the University in 1982. His work has involved researchers from a variety of disciplines at the University as well as from outside institutions, and his many sponsors range from the National Science Foundation to Mead Paper.

Reed has received a number of recognitions for his teaching and research, including the Scientific Achievement Award from the International Union of Forest Research Organizations. This international recognition of scientific achievement in forest research is given to no more than ten scientists every five years worldwide. He also received the 2002 Forest Science Award from the Society of American Foresters and the Faculty Excellence Award from the student chapter of the Society of American Foresters in 1994. In 1996, he traveled to Portugal’s Technical University of Lisbon as a Fulbright Scholar.

Reed has a Doctorate in Forest Biometrics, a Master of Science in Statistics, and a Master of Science in Forest Biometrics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and a Bachelor of Science in Forest Science from the University of Arkansas-Monticello.

In recognition of his contributions to Michigan Tech, Reed will receive the Michigan Tech Honorary Alumni Award in August 2024.

Updated May 2024