University of Iowa

Deborah K. Reed, Ph.D.

Dr. Deborah Reed

Deborah K. Reed spent the first 10 years of her career as an English language arts and reading teacher as well as a reading specialist, working primarily with students exhibiting serious reading difficulties. Since 2003, she has been a researcher and technical assistance provider in numerous states. In 2015, Dr. Reed became the director of the Iowa Reading Research Center and joined the faculty of the University of Iowa College of Education. She has published extensively and continues to research methods for improving reading instruction and assessment, particularly for vulnerable populations.

Recent Blog Posts

Teacher talking to students working in pairs

Repeated Reading with Goal Setting for Reading Fluency: Focusing on Reading Quality Rather Than Reading Speed

A reading fluency instructional approach involving practice with a partner and error correction.
Teaching using mentor text to teach

Using Mentor Texts to Learn From the Best and Improve Students’ Writing

Learn about selecting a good mentor text to teach students writing techniques and approaches through instruction and discussion.
Q&A with Green Hills AEA

Through Professional Development and Comprehensive Support, Literacy Consultants Look to Boost Student Reading Achievement

Green Hills Area Education Agency enlists Iowa Reading Research Center help in looking at data to evaluate impact of its literacy professional development.