Rodney J. Reed is Professor Emeritus of Education, University of California, Berkeley, and Professor and Dean Emeritus, College of Education, Pennsylvania State University. He holds the B.A. Degree from Clark College (now Clark Atlanta University), the Master of Music degree from the University of Michigan and the Ph. D. Degree in Policy Planning and Administration from the University of California, Berkeley.
He has served on numerous Educational Association editorial and administrative boards and has been the recipient of several awards and honors including the Black Alumnus of the Year Award from the Black Alumni Club of the California Alumni Association (1992) and Resolutions from the State of California Assembly and Senate (1989). He was also a principal reviewer of the content narratives and films for the original conceptualization of the San Francisco Museum of the African Diaspora (2005). His publications include Educational Administration and Policy: Effective Leadership for American Education (Co-author with James W. Guthrie); Restructuring Public Schooling: Europe, Canada, America (Co-Editor) and A Grand Journey: The History of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, 1904-2010.