Sean Thompson

Sean Thompson
Communications Specialist, Iowa Reading Research Center

Sean Thompson aims to use his skills as a communicator to help people and make a difference. He earned a B.A. 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 volunteers helping kids with cancer through UI Dance Marathon, and will run his sixth Chicago Marathon with the organization in 2017.

Recent Blog Posts

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Delivering the Message About Literacy Improvement Efforts: the PROPeL Initiative

Positive, student-focused messaging about a literacy initiative delivered to potential audiences via various mediums can gain support for the initiative from important stakeholders.
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Identifying and Avoiding False Information: A Matter of Comprehension in the Classroom

A lack of comprehension and media literacy skills can lead a student to mistakenly use false information found on the web at school. Learn more about the problem and counteracting it with instruction and modeling.
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Marketing Literacy Improvement Efforts to Relevant Audiences: the PROPeL Initiative

Marketing and communications plans allow school systems to gain support needed for a successful literacy initiative. We discuss identifying potential audiences for such efforts.