Lisa Didion

Lisa Didion
  • Assistant Professor


Lisa Didion is an Assistant Professor at the University of Kansas. She received her PhD from The University of Texas at Austin in May of 2019 and was a scholar with the National Center for Leadership in Intensive Intervention (NCLII). She received her undergraduate degree in special education at the University of Missouri-Columbia and her master’s at Vanderbilt University. Lisa’s primary research interests are data literacy and teacher professional development. Specifically, Lisa investigates progress monitoring and self-monitoring as it pertains to students and teachers for reading interventions. Her current research is focused on a program called Data Mountain, which teaches students with learning disabilities how to self-monitor their reading performance for improved outcomes. Lisa has previously taught elementary special education in inclusive settings for 6 years.


Data-based decision-making; Self-determination to improve academic outcomes; Professional development.