William Reed, Professor in the Department of Government and Politics, is Assistant Provost for Academic Planning.

As Assistant Provost at the University of Maryland, College Park, Reed is committed to advancing the university's position as a premier model for integrating liberal arts education within a top-tier research institution. His primary focus lies in nurturing a diverse and inclusive academic community where all members can flourish. The heart of academic excellence is its people.

In addition, Reed is a scholar with numerous articles published in prestigious academic journals such as the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, and the Journal of Politics. Funding agencies, including the National Science Foundation and the Department of Defense, have supported his research.