Lindsey Balderaz

Lindsey Balderaz

Assistant Professor of Special Education
College of Education
MA in Education, Special Education Program
MB Room 3108

Lindsey Balderaz is an Assistant Professor in the Special Education program at the University of Texas Permian Basin. Dr. Balderaz has been at UTPB for 6 years. She holds a Master’s degree and Ph.D. in Special Education from the University of North Texas. She has over 12 years experience working in schools and currently serves as the founding director of the Transformative Leadership Academy in Monahans, Tx; a project-based, student-centered learning environment on the leading edge of innovative school design. Her research interests include technology based interventions, universally designed learning, innovative school designs, autism interventions, and improving teacher preparation programs.


  • (2014) Ph.D. Special Education (Autism Research), University of North Texas.
  • (2009) M.A. Special Education, University of North Texas.
  • (2007) B.A. Psychology, Texas Tech University.

Research Interests

  • Universally Designed Instruction 
  • Teacher Preparation 
  • Technology Based Interventions
  • Inclusion Practices
  • Evidence Based Practices fro Students with Autism
  • Education-Business Partnerships

List of Publications

Balderaz, L. (2020). Social skills interventions for adults with ASD: A review of the literature. Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation.

Rosenblatt, K., Balderaz, L., & Zeglin, R. (2017). Project UnTIE: Preparing special educators to use mobile technology. International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning, 15.

Balderaz, L. & Rosenblatt, K. (2016). Preparing special educators to use mobile technology: A review of the literature. Interaction Design & Architecture, 28, 34-48.

Balderaz, L.R. & Shukla-Mehta, S. (2016). Computer Assisted Instruction to Improve Perspective – Taking of Children with Autism. DADD Online Journal, 3(1), 28-45.

Last Updated: 09/20/2021