Dr. Lesley Reid has been named The University of Alabama’s associate provost for faculty affairs, effective Sept. 1.
Reid joined UA in 2014 as professor and chair of the department of criminology and criminal justice in the College of Arts and Sciences, a position she currently holds. She served on faculty at Georgia State University from 2000 to 2014 prior to coming to the Capstone.
She is a criminologist whose research focuses on broad structural conditions that make places safer or less safe, with a focus on immigration, ethnicity, housing and employment. From 2019 to 2021, Reid served as the interim dean of the UA School of Social Work.
“Dr. Reid’s leadership and administrative experience as a faculty member, department chair and interim dean in two UA colleges provide her with an exceptional skill set,” said Provost Jim Dalton, “I’m confident that she brings a unique perspective to the role of associate provost that will broadly benefit the UA community.”
The University of Alabama, part of The University of Alabama System, is the state’s flagship university. UA shapes a better world through its teaching, research and service. With a global reputation for excellence, UA provides an inclusive, forward-thinking environment and nearly 200 degree programs on a beautiful, student-centered campus. A leader in cutting-edge research, UA advances discovery, creative inquiry and knowledge through more than 30 research centers. As the state’s largest higher education institution, UA drives economic growth in Alabama and beyond.