In addition to teaching in the MA in Communication program at Johns Hopkins University, Sean Luechtefeld, Ph.D., serves as Communications Director for ANCOR, the American Network of Community Options and Resources. ANCOR represents 1,600+ providers of services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In this role, he leads communications for ANCOR, the ANCOR Foundation and the ANCOR Services Corporation, collaborating across the association to strengthen the services provided to its members.
Prior to ANCOR, Sean served as Associate Director for Communications for Prosperity Now, a Washington-based nonprofit that creates pathways to financial stability, wealth and prosperity. Before his eight-year tenure at Prosperity Now, Sean held a variety of positions in the communications field, including coaching a nationally competitive college debate team, developing a communications strategy for a startup community history museum and working for a consulting firm that served people in the disability community.
Sean holds a Ph.D. in Communication at the University of Maryland with an emphasis in Rhetoric & Political Culture. His dissertation research focused on the ways in which rhetoric in the first-ever march on Washington contributed to precedents about petitioning and about economic argument-making. Sean also holds an M.A. in Communication from Wake Forest University, and a B.A. in Communication Studies and a B.S. in Political Science, both from the Florida State University.
Sean resides in Arlington, VA, with his wife, Nicole, and his boxer/black lab mix, Domino.