Pamela Trotman Reid, Ph.D., was appointed as the eighth President of Saint Joseph College in January, 2008. She came to Saint Joseph College from Roosevelt University in Chicago, where she was Provost and Executive Vice President. She has also held leadership roles at the City University of New York's Graduate Center, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and the University of Michigan (UM).
A developmental psychologist, Dr. Reid has worked to enhance academic quality and promote diversity. Among her accomplishments at Roosevelt University were facilitating the development of new academic programs, encouraging participation in the online program, promoting the inclusion of service learning in the curriculum, and advocating for global education by working to establish international connections with universities in China, India and Russia.
Dr. Reid has also held elected positions on boards and committees of the American Psychological Association (APA) and other professional organizations. She was elected President of the APA Society for the Psychology of Women and served as Chair of the APA Committee on Women in Psychology. She has been an invited speaker at scores of international, national and regional conferences, and has received several national awards. She has also been active in community outreach activities, including the establishment of a math and technology enrichment program for middle school girls, Gaining Options: Girls Investigate Real Life (GO-GIRL), which now operates in Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC.
Pam Reid holds a B.S. from Howard University, an M.A. from Temple University and a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.