Amy Thompson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Mashburn 131

(501) 450-5538

Educational Background

University of Central Arkansas, PhD in Leadership Studies, 2018

University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Masters in Reading Education, 2004

University of Central Arkansas, BSE in Elementary Education, 1999

Teaching Field Specialization

ELSE 4305 – Literacy Assessment and Intervention

ELSE 4311 – Foundations of Reading

ELSE 6348 – Multisensory Approach to Language I

ELSE 6349 – Multisensory Approach to Language II

ELSE 6314 – Diagnosis and Intervention of Reading Difficulties

ELSE 6343 – Practicum

Research Interests and Areas

Book with Voegele and Hogan: Leave Your Attitude at the Door

Book chapter with Donna Wake: Enabling Literacy and Empowering Learners: Using Digital Portfolios to Support Struggling Readers

Book chapter with Stefanie Sorbet: The Impact of Self-Efficacy on Leveraging Technology in the Classroom


Arkansas Literacy Association, Appy Hour: Apps for Struggling Readers

Arkansas Council for Exceptional Children, Nothing but A’s for Phonemic Awareness: Assessments, Apps, and Activities

International Literacy Association, Comparative Perceptions of Teacher Candidates Reading Clinical Experiences

MSERA, Supporting Students with Dyslexia with Media and Technology

Specialty Areas

Literacy Assessment and Intervention, Dyslexia, Preparing Literacy Educators, Multisensory Learning