C&I Faculty:

College of Education
Office of the Dean
705 Maytum Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3311 phone
(716) 673-3794 fax


Curriculum & Instruction
E268 Thompson Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3701 phone
(716) 673-4664 fax

Language, Learning & Leadership
E262 Thompson Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3702 phone
(716) 673-4664 fax

Karen Lindeman

Karen Wise Lindeman, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Early Childhood Program Coordinator

Office: TH E241  Phone: (716) 673-3455
Email: Karen.Lindeman@fredonia.edu



Karen Wise Lindeman has been working with young children for over 20 years and is currently the program coordinator for the Early Childhood Program at SUNY Fredonia.  She began her career supporting students who are deaf or hard of hearing in public school settings in Pennsylvania and Minnesota.  She has additionally worked as an Elementary Educational Sign Language Interpreter.  After the birth of her own children, Ms. Lindeman returned to the classroom to teach Kindergarten and then as a preschool director.  Since arriving in New York in 2005, Ms. Lindeman has directed Zion Preschool in Jamestown and most recently was the Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing for several public school districts in Chautauqua County.  While finishing her dissertation on Infant Cochlear Implantation, Ms. Lindeman has served as adjunct faculty at both Jamestown Community College and Edinboro University in Pennsylvania.



  • State University of New York, University at Buffalo (UB), Buffalo, New York
    Ph.D. in Early Childhood Education, Anticipated completion: 2012
  • University of New York (SUNY), Fredonia, New York
    Master of Science in Education: Curriculum and Instruction
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), Indiana, Pennsylvania
    Bachelor of Science in Deaf Education
  • Itasca Community College, Grand Rapids, Minnesota
    Associates in Applied Science/Sign Language Interpreter


Publications and Presentations

  • Lindeman, K. W. (2010). Educational Support Service Personnel for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ESSP), 24th Annual Conference, Syracuse, New York. Workshop Presentation: ASL Reading Strategies: Support for Fairview Learning.
  • Lindeman, K. W. (2010). Research Symposium, Fredonia, New York. Research Presented: ASL Reading Strategies and a Child with Cochlear Implants.
  • Lindeman, K. W. (2009). For information and fellowship: Deaf club eases isolation. Odyssey: Directions in Deaf Education. Gaulladet University, Washington, D.C. 10 (1), 20-22.



  • Early Childhood: Birth to Grade 2 - NY
  • Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing: Birth to Grade 12 - NY and PA

Research Interests

Authentic assessment in the Early Childhood classroom; Infant Sign Language; Early Childhood RTI (Response to Intervention); Parent and family partnerships; Infant cochlear implantation; Early childhood inclusive settings- specifically with children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

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