Dr. Christine Mary Reed
- Public Affairs and Community Service, Public Administration, Professor
Received Ph.D. from Brown University in 1983. Employed by the Bureau of Government Research, University of R.I., then the National Community Development Assoc. and the Policy Studies Division of the U.S. Department of HUD in Washington D.C. before joining the UNO faculty in 1982.
Dr. Reed is an associate member of the American Bar Association and past chair of two sections of ASPA: the Section on Public Law and Administration and the Section on Environmental and Natural Resource Administration. She has served on the editorial boards of both Public Administration Review and Administrative Theory & Praxis. She directed the Nebraska Municipal Clerks Institute and Master Academy from 2007 to 2012. She currently serves on the School's Urban Studies Program Committee.
Between 1995 and 2000 she was Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, then Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies, both on an interim basis.
Public and Administrative Law
Race and Ethnicity
Dr. Reed's research focuses on the environmental ethics and the public management of wild horses in the U.S. and in the Netherlands. Her book, "Saving the Pryor Mountain Mustang: A Legacy of Local and Federal Cooperation" was published in the spring of 2015 by University of Nevada Press. Dr. Reed is also actively engaged in research on collaborative environmental governance and the management of common pool resources including two grant funded projects, one on the Platte River Recovery Implementation Program funded by the NU Daugherty Water for Food Institute and the second on the Integrated Water Planning process involving surface and ground water connections on the Platte River in NE, funded by the NE Department of Natural Resources in cooperation with the NU Public Policy Center.
Dr. Reed is collaborating with the Resilience Working Group based on the UNL campus, including applications for NSF funding and NU Systems Science Collaboration Initiative funding.
Dr. Reed is currently serving a two-year term as Interim Director of the UNO Center for Urban Sustainability, as well as Chair of the UNO Sustainability Committee.