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Reed and Talley Receive Chambliss Award

Sept. 11, 2018

KUTZTOWN, Pa. -  Two members of the Kutztown University faculty have been recognized for their exceptional work. Dr. Phillip Reed and Professor Dan Talley were awarded the Chambliss Faculty Research Award during KU's Faculty and Staff Convocation and Celebration held Friday, August 24.

Dr. Reed getting his award


Reed is a professor of physics and astronomy and has authored articles on the subjects of exoplanets, magnetically active and interacting binary stars, long-period variable stars, and ultraviolet spectroscopy and photometry. Reed has also directed student research in both Italy and Australia via the National Science Foundation's International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) program.

Reed holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, as well as a Master of Science in Physics and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Physics from Lehigh University.

Dan Talley getting his award

Talley is a professor in the Department of Art and Art History and teaches courses in photography and professional practices. Talley co-founded several arts organizations including Art Papers Magazine and Real Art Ways, and has also authored and coauthored several journal publications, as well as presented exhibitions of his artwork on a variety of subjects.

Talley holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Photography from Atlanta College of Art, as well as a Master of Fine Arts in Video and Photography from the University of Hartford.  The Chambliss award, inaugurated in 2004 through a gift from Dr. Carlson R. Chambliss, professor emeriti of physical science, is meant to recognize the very highest achievement in research and scholarship and can be awarded only once within a person's career.