Professor John Shelton Reed
John Shelton Reed is a sociologist and essayist, and author or editor of twenty books, most of them dealing with the contemporary American South. He has also written for a variety of non-academic publications such as The Wall Street Journal, National Review, and Oxford American. He graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1964 and received his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1971.
Professor Reed has lectured at over 300 colleges and universities in the United States and abroad and held visiting positions at over a dozen, including Fulbright lectureships in Israel and India, and the Pitt Professorship of American History and Institutions at University of Cambridge.