Sep. 08, 2010

Remembering: Allen Reid

Allen Reid

The college community remembers Professor Emeritus Allen Reid, who served as chair of the biology department during his entire tenure at Geneseo, from 1974 to 1982. Reid, 93, died July 30, 2010.

Prior to joining the Geneseo faculty, he led academic departments and laboratories at several institutions, including Baylor University Graduate Research Institute and also Texas Southwest Medical. During his career, Reid authored over 60 scientific publications and held over 37 patents, including one for an improvement to the internal combustion engine. He was a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemists and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.