Richard Reis is currently a part-time consulting professor in the Mechanical Engineering department at Stanford University. He is also the founder and editor of the Tomorrow’s Professor eNewsletter, a bi-weekly electronic publication with over 1,000 postings send to almost 50,000 subscribers at over 800 institutions in over 100 countries. Reis is the author of Tomorrow’s Professor: Preparing for Academic Careers in Science and Engineering (IEEE Press, 1997).
From 1990 to 2007 Reis was the executive director of the Alliance for Innovative Manufacturing at Stanford and a consulting professor and lecture, respectively, in the Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering departments. During the period 1988 to 1993 he was also the associate dean for student affairs in the Stanford School of Engineering and from 1997 to 2000 he was the director of academic partnerships at the Stanford Learning Laboratory, now part of the Stanford Center for Innovations in Learning. From 1982 to 1997 he was the executive director of the Stanford Center for Integrated Systems, a major research partnership between Stanford and 15 industrial companies.
Reis holds bachelor's degrees in physical geography (1964), and physics (1965), both with honors, and a master's degree in science education (1968) from California State University at Los Angeles in Los Angeles, CA. He also holds a master's degree in geophysics (1969), and a Ph.D. in physics education (1971) from Stanford University, in Stanford, CA.