Department of Administrative Leadership
Latish Reed is an assistant professor of educational leadership at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her research interests include urban school leadership, the historical and contemporary context of Black principals, and social justice in administration and teaching practices. Prior to receiving her Ph.D. in educational leadership and policy analysis from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in May 2007, Reed was a middle school teacher and an assistant principal in the Milwaukee Public Schools. During her four-year tenure as an assistant principal, she secured more than $700,000 in grant funding.
In 2006, Reed was named a Barbara L. Jackson Scholar. This recognition, awarded by the University Council for Educational Administration, honors outstanding doctoral students of color and provides development and training for the recipients. In 2007, Reed was also recognized as a prestigious David L. Clark Scholar. This distinction provided Reed with an opportunity to share her research with 40 of the top student scholars in Educational Leadership and Education Policy and Politics.