Endia Lindo, Ph.D.

Endia Lindo, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Program Area: Special Education

817-257-7660  |  e.lindo@tcu.edu

Texas Christian University
TCU Box 297900
Fort Worth, TX 76129


Dr. Endia Lindo is an Assistant Professor of Special Education in the College of Education at Texas Christian University. She is also institute faculty in the Alice Neeley Special Education Research and Service (ANSERS) Institute.

Before joining the faculty of TCU, Dr. Lindo was an Assistant Professor of Special Education at University of North Texas and an IES postdoctoral research fellow at Georgia State University. She worked as a resource teacher prior to earning her Ph.D. in Special Education from Vanderbilt University. Her research focuses on improving the reading outcomes of struggling readers and students with disabilities. Of particular interest are approaches to teaching reading comprehension, improving the implementation and sustainability of research-based interventions, and understanding the influence of social and familial factors on student’s responsiveness to generally effective instruction.

Dr. Lindo is Co-PI for a personnel preparation grant, Project TELL: Training Effective Leaders for High-Needs Schools through Local Partnerships (OSEP) and serves on the editorial board for Intervention in Schools and Clinics and LD Forum. To see a full list of Dr. Lindo’s publications, teaching, service, and other achievements, you may view her TCU Vita.


Ph. D. Special Education: High Incidence Disabilities
Vanderbilt University

Ed. Special Education: Mild to Moderate Disabilities
Vanderbilt University

B.S.S. Communication Science & Disorders: Learning Disabilities
Northwestern University

Academic Areas

  • Special Education
  • Reading Disabilities
  • Instructional Strategies/Intervention
  • Research Methods

Research Areas

  • Improving the implementation and sustainability of research-based reading interventions.
  • Contribution of social and familial factors in student’s reading comprehension outcomes.
  • Parent engagement in the late elementary and middle grades.
  • Meta-Analysis and Survey Methodology

Selected Publications

Lindo, E. J., Kleimann, K.*, Combes, B. H., & Franks, J.* (2016). Managing stress levels of parents of children with developmental disabilities: A meta-analytic review. Family Relations, 65(1), 207-224. doi: 10.1111/fare.12185

Barrio, B. L.*, Lindo, E. J., Combes, B. H. & Hovey, K. A.* (2015).  Ten years of response to intervention: Implications for general education teacher preparation programs. Action in Teacher Education, 37(2), 190-204, doi: 10.1080/01626620.2015.1004603

Lindo, E. J. (2014).  Family background as a predictor of reading comprehension performance: An examination of the contributions of human, financial, and social capital. Learning and Individual Differences, 32, 287-293. doi: 10.1016/j.lindif.2014.03.021.

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