Karen Wise Lindeman, Ph.D.
Early Childhood Program Coordinator
Office: TH E241 Phone: (716) 673-3455
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),
- Early Childhood: Birth to Grade 2 - NY
- Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing: Birth to Grade 12 - NY and PA
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.