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July 12, 2005


NEW YORK, July 12, 2005 – The City College of New York has appointed Dr. Fred Reynolds, a tenured Professor in the Department of English, Dean of the School’s Division of Humanities and Arts, CCNY President Gregory H. Williams announced today.  He succeeds Dr. James Watts, who retired last May.

Dr. Reynolds served as Deputy Dean under Dr. Watts. He also heads City College’s Simon H. Rifkind Center for the Humanities & the Arts.

“Dr. Reynolds is an outstanding professor and administrator who has distinguished himself in all of his endeavors,” said President Williams. “We look forward to continued excellence in the humanities and arts at City College under his very able leadership.”

A graduate of Midwestern State University and the University of Oklahoma, where he received his Ph.D. in Composition in 1987, Dr. Reynolds has taught at CCNY since 1994.

Before coming to CCNY, he was a tenured Associate Professor of English at Old Dominion University in Virginia (1988-94).

He has been published extensively, authoring and co-authoring five books, including Preferential Treatment and Other Oklahoma Stories (Lincoln, NE: iUniverse, 2000), texts on writing and rhetoric, and numerous articles, book reviews and essays.       

Dr. Reynolds holds membership in the National Council of Teachers in English, the Rhetoric Society of America, the Rhetoric Review Association of America and the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing, among other professional societies. 

He is, in addition, a referee for the Journal of Advanced Composition, the Rhetoric Review, and the Technical Communication Quarterly and previously refereed the Rhetoric Society Quarterly.  

Midwestern State University presented him with its Arthur F. Beyer Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1998 and the Outstanding Alumnus Award (Humanities Division) in 1996. His other honors include the Outstanding Faculty Member Award from Old Dominion University (1993, 1994) and the Mortar Board Outstanding Faculty Member Award (University of Oklahoma, 1988) and Teacher of the Year finalist in Texas (Texas Speech Communication Association) in 1976.      

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