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Lemon, Kathy

Associate Professor,  School of Social Work
Professor/Academic,  College of AS&A - Foundation

Additional Contact Information

Phone Number(s)
(408) 924-5845

Office Hours
Tuesdays by appointment


  • Doctor of Philosophy. Univ Of Cal-Berkeley, 2006
  • Master of Social Work
    San Jose State University , California, United States, 2001


Kathy Lemon's scholarly interests are focused on how child welfare practices and policies influence child and family well-being, particularly among culturally diverse populations. She is the author of several publications focused on reunification and permanency outcomes among children and families involved in the child welfare system and cross-system collaboration. In partnership with SJSU colleagues and community partners, Kathy is the recipient of a California Social Work Education Center grant, for the “Child Welfare Partnership for Research and Training” (CW-PART), an innovative university-agency partnership for research and training.