Meet Joan Reid, Graduate Secretary

IMG_20160303_114800The Department of Anthropology is very pleased to introduce our new Graduate Secretary, Joan Reid, who joined the department Fall of 2015. She is a longtime MSU employee and very experienced in working with Graduate Students. She’s been at MSU 26 years, having worked in Urban Affairs and for several language programs in the College of Arts and Letters. Prior to coming to Anthropology Joan worked in the Graduate Office for the School of Social Work’s Masters of Social Work (MSW) and PhD graduate programs.

In Anthropology, Joan provides graduate students with information and resources necessary to progress through the graduate program. She facilitates their progress, from admission to the program through their final defense. She says, “I love working with graduate students and the feeling that in some small way I have contributed to the student’s success by helping them progress through the program.”

Joan attended Muskegon Business College and Lansing Community College but is a diehard Spartan fan. “We bleed GREEN. We are big sports fans, especially the basketball team. Tom Izzo is a fellow Yooper and I am very proud of his success.”

Joan and her husband Tom have two children and one grandson who was born just last year. When not at work, Joan loves spending time with her family, especially outdoors. They love camping and visiting Michigan’s great lakes, and have been to most National Parks. Yosemite is next on her bucket list.


This article appears in our Spring 2016 newsletter. Read the entire newsletter here.