Edward Reilly, Ph.D.

Dr. Edward “Ted” Reilly is the interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Winona State University.

Prior to this appointment, Dr. Reilly served in the role of Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Interim Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, Acting Dean of the College of Education, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs – Rochester, Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, and Associate Professor and Chair in Communication Studies at WSU. 

Dr. Reilly served on the faculty for 11 years in the Communication Studies department, teaching courses in Rhetorical Theory and Criticism, Public Address, Argumentation and Political Communication.  His research interests include the use of metaphor and imagery in the political discourse of war and violence.  

Dr. Reilly received his Ph.D. in Speech Communication from Louisiana State University, Master of Arts from the University of Maine and Bachelor of Arts from Northern Illinois University.   He has also previously taught at the Iowa State University and the Des Moines Area Community College. 

Ted and his wife Amy have three children and live in Winona.