Co-Founder and Dean:
Dr. Lindsay enjoys supporting students and families through development of curriculum, instruction, administration, and community-based collaborative programs. A long history of work with families of learners with differing abilities inspires her passion for developing historic and individualized curricula and programs providing students with lifelong collegiate engagement, optimal learning opportunities, and motivation toward success.
Her professional background and interests include work in the arts, technology, academia, and family educational counseling. Examples of awards and commendations include multiple recognitions from the State of California Senate and Assembly, the Service Above Self Award from the San Andreas Regional Center, the University of Phoenix Bay Area Leadership Impact/Sperling Alumni Achievement award, a CACSE Special Education Recognition Award, a Lifelong Learning award from the Silicon Valley Down Syndrome Network, a Contributions to the Profession award from Delta Kappa Gamma International Society of Key Women Educators, and featured articles in publications such as Bay Area Women magazine.
Dr. Lindsay’s EdD/CI from the University of Phoenix and personal research work, including national and international dissemination of study, includes a focus on development of lifelong higher education programs for adults with differing learning needs with focus on adults with intellectual disability. Other degrees include a B.A., and M.A. from the Department of Television, Radio, Film and Theatre at San Jose State University where she served as a Graduate Instructor, Lecturer, and Director.
Dr. Lindsay serves on an annual panel in the Department of Human Biology class on autism at Stanford University, is an invited alumnus of the Royal National Theatre Summer Programme (London, UK) and a veteran of professional theatre, dance, film, television, and music work within the United States, Europe, and Japan.