Linda G. Lambert, Ed.D.
Curriculum Vita
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  • B.A., Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas
 Majors: Political Science, History, Psychology, 1966
  • M.A., graduate work, Hayward 
Major: Educational Administration, 1978
  • Ed. D., University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
 Major: Organization and Leadership, 1983
  • Post-doctoral work-University of CA, Berkeley

Professional Employment

  • Author, international consultant
  • Professor Emeritus, California State University, East Bay (CSUEB), 1998-present.
  • International Consultant in Leadership, 1992-present.
  • United Nations, Egyptian, and U.S. LearnLink project to develop Community Schools for Girls, Egypt, 1997-2005.
  • U.S. State Department and Egyptian Ministry of Education, Staff Development Director, Cairo. 1989-1991.
  • Director, Center for Educational Leadership, CSUEB, 1995-98
  • Professor, Dept. of Educational Leadership, CSUEB, 1987-2001; Department. Chair, 1991-93, 1995-97
  • Director of Professional Development, Marin County Office of Education (MCOE), 1986-87
  • Coordinator, Bay Area Regional Admin. Training Center, MCOE, 1984-86
  • Director, Principal’s Center, Marin County, CA, 1984-86
  • Business, Educational and International Consultant, 1977-present
  • Principal, San Jose Middle School, Novato USD, Marin County, 1981-84
  • Curriculum Coordinator, Castro Valley USD, Alameda County, 1978-81
  • Director, Reform in Intermediate and Secondary Education (RISE) Project, Castro Valley USD, Alameda County, 1977-81
  • Secondary School Teacher, Junior and Senior High Schools, 1966-75
  • Probation Officer and Social Worker, 1964-71

Research and Development Projects

  • Historical research in Egypt, Italy and Taos
  • Women’s Ways of Leading, international studies, 1993-2007
  • Inquiry into Egyptian education and womens’ development, Cairo, Egypt, 1989-2006
  • “A Study of High Leadership Capacity Schools,” with 20 US-Canadian co-investigators. Lambert Leadership Development. 2003-2006.
  • “Teacher Leadership” with Sarah Gonzales, CSUH, Center for Educational Leadership, 1998-00.
  • “Emergence: A Study of a District in Transition,” Saratoga, CA, Chief Investigator, 1992-98.
  • “The Constructivist Leader.” American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, April 1994.
  • “Women’s Ways of Leading.” On-going research, 1991-2009; presentations at 10 research events. Research published, Fall, 2009.
  • “Secondary Credit and Choice System in Egypt,” Supreme Council of Universities, 1990-92.
  • “Professional Development Environments n Restructuring Schools.” A study of five school districts, Chief Investigator, 1986-88.
  • “National Beginning Secondary Principals Study,” Oxford University, Florida State University, CSUH, 1987-88, Co-Investigator.
  • “Minority Access to Science and Math Careers,” University of California, Berkeley, and Berman-Weiler Associate Researcher.
  • “Project EXCEL,” a study of the organizational, curricular, and instructional development of a district, San Francisco, 1983.
  • “A Critical Analysis of the Assumptions Held About Adult Learning by Policy Makers, Researchers, and Staff Developers,” a dissertation study, University of San Francisco, 1983.
  • “Middle School Instructional Study,” Far West Laboratories, San Francisco, CA, 1982-83.
  • “Reform in Intermediate and Secondary Education (RISE),” a study and project in secondary reform, State of California, Department of Education, 1975-78.

Awards and Recognitions

  • The Cairo Codex, a historical novel, is the winner of the International Independent Publishers bronze award, the Nautilus Silver and a finalist with Best Books.
  • Scholarship, Mendocino Coast Writers’ Conference, Summer, 2013
  • Honorable Mention. Novel entry. Cairo Diary. Mendocino Coast Writers’ Conference, Summer, 2009
  • Professor of the Year, 1999-2000, California State University, Hayward.
  • Building Leadership Capacity in Schools selected as Premium and Comprehensive Membership book (100,000 copies distributed), Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1998.
  • Leadership Capacity for Lasting School Improvement also selected as Premium and Comprehensive Membership book (100,000 copies distributed) ASCD, 2003.
  • Professor of the Year, Phi Delta Kappa, 1997-98.
  • Outstanding Researcher (significant grant acquisition, School of Education and Allied Studies), CSUH, 1997-98.
  • National Book of the Year Award for The Constructivist Leader, National Council on Staff Development, 1997.
  • Helen Heffernan Award, Outstanding Educator in California, 1996, awarded by the California Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
  • Mentor of the Year (CSUH mentoring program), 1996.

Professional Organizations

  • American Educational Research Association (AERA), Chair, Division A Leadership Section, 2001
  • California Association of Professors of Educational Administration (CAPEA), President, 1993-94
  • California Collaborative for Educational Leadership, Chair
  • Association for Supervision of Curriculum Development (ASCD). Literary reviewer, presenter, research evaluator, planner. Alexandria, Virginia. California ASCD, charter member.
  • The Leadership Network, a partnership of Alameda and Contra Costa offices of education, the California School Administrators, and CSUH. Planner and chair.
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA). Presenter, researcher, critic, converter, discussant.
  • Association of California School Administrators (ACSA). Planner, regional officer and president, presenter.
  • National Principals’ Center Network. Board member, international conference designer and host. Harvard University.
  • Professional Development Consortium. Board member.


  • Constructivist Leadership: Learning our way to school improvement in Educational leadership in schools. Nine approaches (2016).(Liderazgo en la escuela, nueve miradas). Jose Weinstein (Ed.) Diego Portales University: Ediciones UDP, Chile.
  • Liberating Leadership Capacity: Pathways to Educational Wisdom (2016). with Diane Zimmerman and Mary Gardner, NY: Teachers College Press.
  • A Rapture of Ravens, a novel. Atlanta, GA: West Hills Press. 2015.
  • The Italian Letters, a novel. Atlanta, GA: West Hills Press. 2014.
  • The Cairo Codex, a novel. Atlanta, GA: West Hills Press. 2013.
  • Leading in Challenging Contexts. In E. Reilly & Q. Bauer (Eds.). Women leading education across the continents: Overcoming the barriers. Lanham, MD: Rowman Littlefield Education. 2013.
  • Dear Maxine: Letters from the Unfinished Conversation. Robert Lake, Ed. New York: Teachers College Press, 2010.
  • Cairo Diary, a historical novel, Authorhouse publishing, 2010
  • Women’s Ways of Leading. with Mary E. Gardner. Indianapolis: Dog Ear Press. October, 2009.
  • Cairo Diary, an excerpt. Todd Literary Review, Summer, 2009.
  • “Reconceptualizing the Road Toward Leadership Capacity,” Building Sustainable Leadership Capacity. Alan Blankenship, Paul D. Houston, Robert W. Cole, Editors. Thousand Oaks: Corwin Press, 2009.
  • “Lasting Leadership: a Study of High Leadership Capacity Schools,” The Jossey-Bass Reader on Educational Leadership, 2nd Ed. San Francisco: John Wiley & Sons. 2007.
  • “Lasting Leadership: a Study of High Leadership Capacity Schools,” The Educational Forum. Kappa Delta Pi. Vol. 70. No.3. Spring, 2006.
  • “Constructivist Leadership,” The Essentials of School Leadership. Brent Davies, Ed. London: Paul Chapman Publishing and Corwin Press. 1st Edition, 2005. 2nd Edition, 2008.
  • Leadership Capacity for Lasting Improvement. ASCD, June, 2003
  • Building Leadership Capacity for School Improvement. With Alma Harris, Open University Press, June 2003.
  • “Leading as a Form of Learning: Implications for Theory and Practice.” The Changing World of School Administration. NCPEA 2002 Yearbook.
  • The Constructivist Leader, 2nd Edition, with Deborah Walker, Dianne Zimmerman, Joanne Cooper, Morgan Lambert, Mary Gardner and Maggie Szabo. Teachers College Press, Columbia University. 2002.
  • “Teacher Leadership in Professional Development Schools: Emerging Conceptions, Identities, and Practices.” Journal of School Leadership. With Sarah Gonzales. Volume 11, January, 2001.
  • “The Petulant Pendulum,” Educational Leadership and Administration. The Annual Journal of the California Association of Professors of Educational Administration, Fall 2001.
  • “Essential Actions for Building Leadership Capacity.” In Ecoliteracy: Mapping the Terrain. Berkeley, CA.: Center for Ecoliteracy, 2000.
  • Review – Hero’s Journey by C. Moffitt and J. Brown. Journal of Staff Development. Spring, 2000.
  • Review – What’s Worth Fighting for in the Principalship, What’s Worth Fighting for Out There, What’s Worth Fighting for in the School? M. Fullan and A. Hargreaves. Educational Leadership, April, 2000.
  • Building Leadership Capacity in Schools. Alexandria, VA: ASCD. 1998.
  • “How to Build Leadership Capacity.” Educational Leadership. Alexandria, VA: ASCD. Vol. 55, April, 1998.
  • “Building Leadership Capacity in Schools.” Educational Leadership and Administration. The Annual Journal of the California Association of Professors of Educational Administration. Vol. 9, Fall, 1997.
  • Who Will Save Our Schools? With Karen Kent, Anna Richert, Michelle Collay, and Mary Dietz. Sherman Oaks, CA.: Corwin Press, 1997.
  • “Constructivist Leadership Defined.” School Administration: The New Knowledge Base. The Fifth Yearbook of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration. Louis Wildman (Ed.). Lancaster, PA: Technomic Publishing, 1997.
  • “New Roles for Leaders: A Dialog between Linda Lambert and Thomas Sergiovanni.” Moderated by Fritjof Capra. The Networker. California Staff Development Council. Vol. VII, Spring, 1996.
  • “Leadership Capacity: An Invitation to Discourse.” The Journal of CAPEA. California Association of Professors of Educational Administration. Vol. 8, Fall, 1996.
  • “The Imperative of Teacher Leadership.” Mentor Teacher Connections. A Newsletter of the California Department of Education, Vol. II, Winter, 1995.
  • The Constructivist Leader, with Deborah Walker, Dianne Zimmerman, Joanne Cooper, Morgan Lambert, Mary Gardner and P.J. Ford Slack. Teachers College Press, Columbia University. 1995.

As well as dozens of book chapters, articles, essays and reports, 1973-1995.