​Faculty & Staff: Lisa Bardon

Lisa Bardon

Professor of Education
Coordinator of Special Education

Phone: 715-346-4947
Office: CPS 460
Visit Lisa's Website


  • B.S. Degree: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
    • Music Therapy
  • B.M. Degree: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
    • French Horn Performance
  • M.A. Degree: University of St. Thomas-St. Paul
    • Special Education – Emotional Behavioral Disorders
  • Ph.D. Degree: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
    • Educational Psychology
  • Ph.D. Dissertation: An Examination of Integrated Literature Discussion and Social Skills Instruction


  • EDUC 205: Pluralism for Educators
  • EDUC 356/556: Individual Assessment
  • EDUC 369/569: Curriculum & Methods for Teaching Students with Exceptional Needs II
  • EDUC 397: The Competent Special Educator
  • EDUC 398: Student Teaching Supervision
  • EDUC 774.79: Advanced Methodology in Special Education/Severe EBD
  • EDUC 780: Curriculum Development, Evaluation and Implementation
  • EDUC 782: Educational Research
  • EDUC 790.791: Cross Categorical Special Education

Publication Highlights

  • Bardon, L., Dona, D.P. & Symons, F. (2008). A preliminary application of randomization tests combined with single subject design methodology to evaluate a class-wide social skills intervention. Behavior Disorders, 33(3).
  • Bardon, L. (2007). Guiding Questions: Differentiating Disordered Behavior from Cultural Mismatch. Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Web Site: http://www.dpi.state.wi.us/sped/doc/ebd-bardon-questions.doc
  • Bardon, L. (2006). Social skills in the English classroom? An approach for teaching literature and social skills. The Wisconsin English Journal, 48(2).


Lisa Bardon teaches courses to preservice and service teachers at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Prior to teaching at the university level, Lisa taught students with exceptional needs in both suburban and rural school districts in Minnesota. She taught students with varying disabilities and at various age levels. Her primary focus in teaching was with students with emotional and/or behavioral disorders at the K-3 level.

In addition to teaching multiple courses at the university, Prof. Bardon is active in several other activities. She currently has two action research projects in progress with practicing teachers in two local school districts; looking at the effects of various instructional methods for students with special needs. One of these projects involves undergraduate students as investigators. Prof. Bardon also is active with the Council for Exceptional Children serving as a board member with the state organization, as an advocacy coordinator between the state and national organization, and as faculty advisor for the UWSP student organization.

Prof. Bardon’s areas of foci include the instruction of social skills for students, early ameliorization of maladaptive behavior and addressing disproportionality in special education. The bulk of her research and consulting are in these areas.