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 and multicultural special education, and pre-/in-service teacher preparation. Barrio has more than 15 years of teaching experience including, graduate and undergraduate special education courses and K-5th bilingual and inclusive education in Texas. She is also the co-founder of the WSU ROAR post-secondary education program for young adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and is the current chair of the Diversity Committee of the Council for Learning Disabilities.
Research and Specialties
Scholarship grounded in critical perspectives to address equity issues in special education, bridging research to practice, and enhance the lives of students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and their families.
Collaborations include: Cultural Studies, Bilingual and Literacy Education, and Educational Psychology