Eliot Circular

Profs Granted Tenure

Newly tenured profs Dana Katz, Michael Faletra , Catherine Witt, and Alexander Montgomery-Amo. Not pictured: Akihiko Miyoshi. Photo by Vivian Johnson

In February, the board of trustees granted tenure to the following members of the Reed faculty:


Michael Faletra

english and humanities.

Faletra earned his PhD from Boston College and his BA from Boston University. He is the author of The History of the Kings of Britain, a translation of Geoffrey of Monmouth’s medieval blockbuster, Historia Regum Britanniae, and has taught at Reed (with interregna) since 2001.

Dana Katz

art history and humanities

Katz earned her PhD from the University of Chicago, her MA from the University of Illinois, and her BA from the University of Michigan. She is the author of The Jew in the Art of the Italian Renaissance and has been teaching at Reed since 2005.

Akihiko Miyoshi 


Miyoshi earned an MFA in photography from Rochester Institute of Technology, an MS in electrical and computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon, and a BA from Keio University in Tokyo.
He has been teaching at Reed since 2005.

Alexander Montgomery-Amo

political science

Montgomery-Amo earned a PhD from Stanford University in political science; an MA from Stanford in sociology; an MA from UC Berkeley in energy and resources; and a BA from the University of Chicago in physics. He is an expert on nuclear proliferation and has taught at Reed since 2006.

Catherine Witt 


Witt earned her PhD in French literature from Princeton, an MA in modern European literature from the University of Sussex, and a BA from Oxford University. She has taught at Reed since 2005 and is working on a book about the emergence of the modern prose poem in nineteenth-century France.