The University of Iowa

Nina A. Lorimor-Easley, M.S., M.Ed.

Nina Lorimor-Easley 2022
Assistant Director for Education and Outreach

Nina Lorimor-Easley is thrilled to contribute work centered on research-based reading and literacy instruction and assessment that has the potential to change the face of literacy education in Iowa. Previously, Nina co-founded a dyslexia-focused educational center in West Des Moines, and is owner of Beans & Beignets café in Earlham, Iowa. She earned her master’s degrees in curriculum development from Southern New Hampshire University and educational psychology from Kaplan University. Nina enjoys traveling, reading, spending time with her three children and grandson, and serving on the board of Decoding Dyslexia Iowa.

Recent Blog Posts

Boy reading a book in class with two classmates in the background

What Is the Science of Reading?

Find out why it’s important to have a common understanding of such a widely used term and take a closer look at the type of science in the science of reading.
Students listening to teacher teach nonsense words

Identifying Phonological Working Memory Struggles and Intervening With Instruction

Proficiency with phonological working memory is a part of developing other literacy skills.
Teacher helping student reading book

The Role of Decodable Readers in Phonics Instruction

For beginning readers, these texts provide a focused and carefully planned opportunity to read words in sentences.