Professor Emerita, Child & Adolescent Development
Doctor of Philosophy, Univ Of Cal-Los Angeles, 1981
Kathryn Lindholm-Leary is professor emerita of Child and Adolescent Development at
San Jose State University, where she has taught for 25 years. At San Jose State, Dr.
Lindholm-Leary received a Teacher-Scholar award, was a finalist for the President's
Scholar award, and was a San Jose State nominee for the prestigious Wang Family Excellence
award. Dr. Lindholm-Leary has worked with dual language education programs for the
past 30 years and during that time has evaluated over 50 programs and helped to establish
programs in over 75 school districts in 12 states. Dr. Lindholm-Leary regularly consults
with various state departments of education, the US Department of Education, and other
professional organizations and community agencies. Dr. Lindholm-Leary has presented
her findings on dual language education programs at many local, state, national and
international meetings. Her findings appear in newspapers, professional newsletters,
professional journal articles, and book chapters. She has authored or co-authored
three books and many chapters and articles in child bilingualism, dual language education,
and family engagement.