The University of Iowa

Sean Thompson

Sean Thompson 2023
Communications Specialist

Sean Thompson aims to use his skills as a communicator to help people and make a difference. He earned his bachelor's degree in journalism and English from the University of Iowa. He has worked as a journalist, presidential campaign staffer and most recently as public relations coordinator for the UI Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) Center of Excellence. In 2014, he received the Excellence in Family Service Award from the HDSA Iowa Chapter. Sean is a volunteer crisis counselor with CommUnity Crisis Services and has annually run the Chicago Marathon since 2011 to raise money for organizations such as UI Dance Marathon and the Alzheimer's Association.  

Recent Blog Posts

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Listen Up: Five Stellar Science of Reading Podcasts Worth Trying

These podcasts offer an entertaining and engaging way to learn more about the science of reading.
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Teach and Practice Writing Skills With a Writing Prompt Guide

Introducing the new IRRC resource to help students, teachers, and caregivers better understand and work with effective writing prompts.
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Find Books for Teens for Use at School or at Home With a Young Adult Literature Guide

Learn how the guide can help you plan reading and learning opportunities for your teens.