The 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

Adolescent girl at home reading with laptop nearby

Supporting Your Children’s and Teens’ Home Learning: Identifying Themes in Literary Text

Families can help their adolescents practice this comprehension skill as they look for clues in the text.
Parents and daughter watching television

Supporting Your Children’s and Teens’ Home Learning: Educational Video Programming and Literacy Learning

Three tips to keep in mind while watching TV as a home learning activity.
Mother watches as son fills out graphic organizer

Supporting Your Children's and Teens' Home Learning: Retelling a Story Using a Graphic Organizer

Children can practice their comprehension skills using this approach and our included graphic organizer.