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College of Education

Faculty and Staff

Jennifer Clyburn Reed, Ed.D.

Title: Director
Department: Center for the Education and Equity of African American Students
College of Education
Phone: 803-777-0092

Child Development Research Center, Suite 220B

Jennifer Reed


Jennifer Clyburn Reed is the Director of the Center for the Education and Equity of African American Students (CEEAAS). She earned her doctoral degree in Instructional Leadership from Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. She is also a proud graduate of the University of South Carolina-Columbia, graduating with an Education Specialist in Teaching (Ed.S.), a Masters in Arts and Teaching (M.A.T.), and B.A. in Political Science degrees.

Reed’s education and teaching experience spans 25 years in the South Carolina public school system. Previously, she taught and coordinated the AVID program at a Richland County middle school. AVID, an acronym for Advancement via Individual Determination, is a college preparatory system designed for students with academic potential who may be first generation college attendees in their families. She has served as an Education Specialist at the State Department of Education, a school district literacy coach with the SC Reading Initiative, English language arts department chair, and mentored novice and second-career teachers.

Jennifer Reed is married to Mississippi native Walter A. Reed and they have two children, Walter (AC) and Sydney Alexis.


Ed.D., 2015. Major: Instructional Leadership. Dissertation Title: Closing the Achievement Gap: Evaluation of a College-Preparatory system in a Public Middle School. Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Ed.S., 2003. Major: Teaching, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC.
M.A.T., 1992. Major: Elementary Education, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
B.A.,1991. Major: Political Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC.

Certificate Endorsements

Gifted and Talented Education
Middle Level Education


South Carolina Middle Level Education (SCMLE) Conference presenter
Certified Critical Friends Group trainer
Greater Columbia Community Relations Council member
Notary Public of South Carolina

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