Short Bio for Kathryn Lindholm-Leary, Ph.D.


Kathryn Lindholm-Leary is professor emerita of Child and Adolescent Development at San Jose State University, where she has taught for 28 years. Kathryn has received several awards for her teaching, research, and service, including the prestigious San Jose State University Teacher-Scholar award and finalist for the President’s Scholar award, in addition to awards from CABE and Two-Way CABE. She has worked with over 75 two-way and developmental bilingual programs from PreK through 12 over the past 30 years and has written books and journal articles, and given presentations to researchers, educators, and parents on the topics of dual language education and child bilingualism. Her research interests focus on understanding the various child, family, and societal factors that influence student achievement, with a particular emphasis on culturally and linguistically diverse students in dual language programs from PreK through high school.