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Kathryn Lindholm-Leary received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology at UCLA, where she worked at the Spanish Speaking Mental Health Research Center and the Center for Language Education and Research.

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She is currently Professor Emerita of Child and Adolescent Development at San Jose State University, where she taught for 28 years. At San Jose State, Dr. Lindholm-Leary received a Teacher-Scholar award, was a finalist for the President’s Scholar award, and has received a variety of other awards for her teaching, service, and research. Kathryn-at-dinner-with-more-olleaguesHer research interests focus on understanding the factors that influence student achievement, with a particular emphasis on culturally and linguistically diverse students. Dr. Lindholm-Leary has one of the most comprehensive longitudinal data on bilingual students, particularly students in two-way programs, in the country. Kathryn-with-teachers-professional-developmentKathryn-with-children-in-two-way-programOther Information: Previous research in the 1980’s includes studies of: language development in young bilingual children (ages 2-5), how first- and third-generation Mexican American parents socialize their children through normal everyday conversation, acculturative stress among immigrant students, and ethnic differences in child abuse in Los Angeles County.Picture_Kathryn_and_son_DiegoIn terms of some personal information, my husband Dave and I live in Grants Pass, Oregon (about 50 miles north of the California border). I have a son Diego, a stepdaughter Jessie, a son-in-law Dan, a grandson Liam, and a granddaughter Evie.  We have a cat, 2 yellow labs, and a golden retriever. I love to spend time with them all.

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I also love to cook and bake.