The University of Iowa

Empowering Individuals Through Literacy

Deborah Reed with one student

Iowa Reading Research Director Dr. Deborah K. Reed with a student in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

December 8, 2016

Literacy research and technical support services at the Iowa Reading Research Center are one of several initiatives led by faculty at the University of Iowa College of Education to empower kindergarten through 12th grade students by facilitating learning and growing reading. For IRRC Director Deborah K. Reed, it is her previous experiences as a teacher primarily working in inner city high schools and with juvenile offenders that inspires her commitment to literacy research.

Read more about Reed’s background and the work of the Iowa Reading Research Center within the scope of literacy education at the University of Iowa in this article featured in the College of Education’s 2016 Annual Report.