Eric Reed, PhD Professor, Director of Transfer Programs

  • Ph.D., Technical Communication and Rhetoric, Texas Tech University, 2021
  • M.S., Political Science, University of Nebraska–Omaha, 2015
  • M.A., English, University of Nebraska–Kearney, 2006
  • M.A., History, University of Nebraska–Kearney, 2003
  • B.A., English, University of Nebraska–Kearney, 2002

American History After 1877

Beginning Creative Writing

Film Genre

Human Relations

Interpersonal Skills for Leadership

Introduction to College Reading & Writing

Public Speaking

Technical Communication I

Writing & Argument

Writing & Inquiry


Bloomfield, S. G., & Reed, E. M. (Eds.) (2007). Adventures in the West: Stories for young readers. University of Nebraska Press.

Bloomfield, S. G., Schuessler, R. D., & Reed, E. M. (2006). From the beginning: A century of excellence at the University of Nebraska-Kearney. University of Nebraska-Kearney Press.

Peer-Reviewed & Referred Articles

Reed, E. M. (2019). Homicide on the Nebraska panhandle frontier, 1867-1901. Western Historical Quarterly, 50(2), 137-160.

Reed, E. M. (2013). The old man and the prairie: Definitions of masculinity in Willa Cather's "Neighbour Rosicky" and Ernest Hemingway's The old man and the seaTeaching Cather, 9(2), 16-21.

Reed, E. M. (2003). The darkness of laughter and the purpose of comedy in Christopher Marlow's The tragical history of Doctor Faustus. University of Nebraska-Kearney Undergraduate Research Journal, 7, 160-169.

Book Reviews

Reed, E. M. (2022). (Review) January Moon: The Northern Cheyenne breakout from Fort Robinson, 1878-1879 by Jerome A. Greene. Great Plains Quarterly, 42(4), 357-358.

PhD Dissertation

Reed, E. M. (2021). A comparison of Toulmin and computer-aided text analysis methods for identifying moral foundations in elite public rhetoric. [Doctoral dissertation, Texas Tech University].

Honors, Awards, & Recognition

Fellow of the Center for Great Plains Studies, University of Nebraska Lincoln (2023 - Present)

Student Senate Faculty/Staff of the Month Award, Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture (April 2022)

Bruntz Family Teaching Award, Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture (2021)

Certificate of Recognition, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Parents' Association (2014)

Excellence in Teaching Award, Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture (2012)

Anthology Book Finalist, New Mexico Book Awards (2008)

Best Critical Essay Award, Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society Convention (2005)

Research Grant-in-Aid, Center for Great Plains Studies (2004)

Honorable Mention Thesis Award, University of Nebraska-Kearney (2003)

Third-Place Essay Award, Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society Regional Conference (2002)

Outstanding Senior Award, University of Nebraska-Kearney College of Fine Arts & Humanities (2005)