GREENVILLE, S.C. (October 13, 2021) – Caitlan Reid joined the Bob Jones University faculty this fall as an assistant professor in the Division of Educational, Child and Family Studies in the School of Education and Human Services.
“Having attended BJU as a student, I am excited to return as a faculty member. I hope to have an impact on the lives of my students, just as my professors had in my own life. My desire is that students will leave my classes better prepared to be Christian influencers in the place where God calls them,” said Reid.
Reid earned a BA in Spanish from BJU in 2011. In 2013, she completed an MSW from the University of Northern Iowa.
After graduation, Reid worked with Bethany Christian Services, an international, faith based organization that provides a myriad of social services including foster care, adoption placement and refugee resettlement. Initially, she served as a pregnancy counselor and interim care coordinator. Reid became a lead staff member and adoption worker. In this role, she supervised staff members and interns, administered family assessments for adoptions, conducted home studies and post-placement visits and became certified in Trust-Based Relational Intervention techniques, which help children who have experienced trauma.
Most recently, Reid was an elementary school counselor in Santiago, Dominican Republic. She created a character-based curriculum for kindergarten to fourth grade students. Additionally, she performed elementary staff check-ins and care, led a Wellness Committee and the Psychological First Aid Team, facilitated workshops and coached varsity sports.
“Cait is especially experienced in the social services field and will be very valuable as we develop the social services concentration for the Educational Studies degree,” said Dr. Brian Carruthers, dean of the School of Education and Human Services. “She has experience in adoption services and a passion for helping children and families.“
Reid attends Hampton Park Baptist Church.