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Reed Early


Associate Faculty


Leadership Studies


Reed Early serves as associate faculty in the School of Leadership Studies and teaches Performance Measurement and Financial Management for Leaders in the Master of Arts in Leadership degree program. Early conducts research, evaluation and audits in social, health, education and environment settings, spanning the non-profit, government and for-profit sectors. He sits on the Municipality of North Cowichan Environmental Advisory Committee and volunteers for Transition Cowichan, Islands Folk Festival and various social causes. The father of two grown children, Early and his life partner share numerous sports activities, a garage full of gear, and an active involvement in the community.


Early taught sociology, research and evaluation at UBC Okanagan from 1988 to 2002 and at Thompson Rivers University from 1986 to 1988. He served as Performance Audit Project Manager at the Office of the Auditor General of B.C. from 2005 to 2010 and is a founder and key player of the Nexus Consortium consulting group. Early has been member of the Canadian Evaluation Society for over 20 years and served as President of the Canadian Evaluation Society BC/Yukon Chapter from 2001 to 2003.


Early holds a Masters of Arts in Sociology from the University of Victoria (1987) and a Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care from the University of Victoria (1985). Early became a Credentialed Evaluator in 2010.