Kira Reed

Associate Professor of Management
Dr. Reed has banking industry experience which has infused her research and teaching, particularly in the samples she has selected and in the range of financial institutions examined in class. She has made significant contributions to the study of intellectual capital. However, her more recent research interests include the intersection of the external political environment, firm corporate social responsibility and gender.
PhD, Management (emphasis on Strategic Management), University of Connecticut BS, Finance, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign MBA, Management, Marketing, and Organization Behavior, Northwestern
Reed’s teaching efforts have been in the areas of strategic management at both the undergraduate level and graduate levels. She has also taught leadership at both the undergraduate and graduate level.
Professor Reed’s current research explores the role the state-level political governance plays in firm performance and corporate social responsibility. Her prior research interests focuses on how firms develop and utilize intellectual capital in performance-enhancing ways, and how the external environment impacts firm performance. A former banker in Chicago, she studies the banking industry but has also taken an interest in studying this phenomenon in entrepreneurial settings such as the film industry. She has been published in both management and nonprofit journals.


  • Feb 25, 2022

    Black Rose of Appreciation

    Black History Committee
  • Jun 01, 2021

    Spirit Volunteer Award

    Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways
  • Jun 01, 2021

    Trefoil Team Volunteer Award

    Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways
  • Apr 19, 2021

    Chancellor's Citation Award

    Syracuse University - Chancellor's Honor
  • Jun 01, 2020

    Volunteer of Excellence

    Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways
  • Jan 01, 2009

    Recognized as One of the Outstanding Reviewers for the Public and Nonprofit division

    Academy of Management
  • Aug 01, 2005

    Best Interactive Paper Award

    Organizational Development and Change Division of the Academy of Management
  • Jan 01, 2001

    Outstanding faculty member at Iowa State University

    VEISHA 2001
  • Jan 01, 2001


    Beta Gamma Sigma, University of Connecticut Chapter
  • Jan 01, 1999

    Graduate Student Teaching Award

    Management Department at the University of Connecticut
  • Jan 01, 1995

    The Outstanding Financial Management Project of the 4th Quarter

    Northeast Region Illinois Jaycees
  • Jan 01, 1995

    Richard J. Daley Award - Best Project

    Chicago Jaycees
  • Jan 01, 1994

    Quality Medallion Award for work done on Correspondent Bank Study Team

    Northern Trust Bank