Brenda Batts

Contributing Faculty
Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human Sciences
Doctor of Education (EdD)

Dr. Batts is an accomplished author, educator, Certified Autism Specialist, and a national and international speaker in the field of special needs. Additionally, Dr. Batts specializes in providing seminars for teachers and parents of children with special needs worldwide and delivering in-classroom and online teacher training and dissertation coaching. Dr. Batts' background has given her hands-on experience in adult instruction, including teaching educators to design individualized programs to serve and support diverse students. Her decades of experience in serving educators as well as unique students and their wonderful families is a passion that she holds in high regard. As a professional in the field of special needs and as a mother of two adult sons with autism, Dr. Batts lives autism with a passion and a high level of integrity for the students that she has the honor to serve and for the educators that she has the privilege to instruct.

Dr. Batts holds an EdD in Special Education, an M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy, and an M.S. in Exceptional Student Education. The topic of her doctoral research focused on individualized parent training for parents of children with autism.


MEd, Northcentral University

EdD, Northcentral University

MA, Northcentral University

BS, University of Texas at Dallas