Brenda Barrio, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Special Education & UNT ELEVAR Faculty Lead
University of North Texas

Brenda Barrio is an Associate Professor of Special Education — Critical Perspectives at the University of North Texas. Her research focuses on the areas of disproportionality of culturally and linguistically diverse students in special education, culturally responsive teaching, bilingual special education, and pre-/in-service teacher preparation. She is also the co-founder of the UNT ELEVAR and WSU ROAR post-secondary education programs for young adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and is the current President-Elect of the Council for Learning Disabilities.