Kira ReedKira Kristal Reed, Ph.D. (she/her/hers)
Interim Director

Dr. Reed has banking industry experience which has infused her research and teaching, particularly in the samples she has selected and in the range of financial institutions examined in class. She has made significant contributions to the study of intellectual capital. However, her more recent research interests include the intersection of the external political environment, firm corporate social responsibility and gender. She serves as the Social Differences, Social Justice Cluster Lead for the Whitman School of Management working to recruit, retain, and support faculty with research interests aligned with the cluster. She considers her work (since 2018) on the First Year Seminar (formerly SEM 100) to be part of her mission to increase students’ and faculty’s sense of belonging and community at Syracuse University.


Jimmy LuckmanJimmy Luckman (he/him/his)
Program Coordinator

As program coordinator, Jimmy Luckman supports operational aspects of FYS 101, communicates with lead instructors and peer leaders, and manages leadership development opportunities. Before coming to Syracuse University, Luckman earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology, with a double minor in women and gender studies and African and African American studies from SUNY Brockport, and a master’s degree in counseling and student affairs from Northern Arizona University. Luckman also is an FYS 101 Lead InstructorC.A.R.E. Facilitator and has been a part of the Queer Mentorship Program at Syracuse University.