Dean S. Reynolds is an ethnomusicologist and educator. He earned his Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology at The Graduate Center, CUNY, in 2017. He is currently an adjunct instructor at NYU Steinhardt.

Dean studies Black music of the Americas. His dissertation investigated the ways that jazz musicians in New York are using recording technologies and new media to make, share, and listen to music. He has also worked extensively on the popular and religious music of Jamaica.

Dean has taught courses on world music cultures, music of Latin America and the Caribbean, and jazz history at The New School, City College, Princeton University, and other institutions in and around New York.