Lynda Stone, Ph.D.

Lynda Stone

Department of Child Development
Sacramento State

Office: 228 Brighton Hall
Office Phone: (916) 278-4326

Background Information

Postdoctoral Fellow
Graduate School of Education and Information Studies
University of California, Los Angeles, 1996 - 1998

Ph.D. Education
Emphasis: Learning and Instruction (Literacy/Mathematics)
University of California, Los Angeles, 1996

M.A. Education - Leadership
Emphasis: Problem Solving Processes Promoted Through Art Education
University of San Francisco, San Francisco, 1980

Research Interests

Cognitive and motivational processes in formal and informal learning; identities of competency and instructional practices; literacy instruction and learning/developmental processes; collaborative group processes and learning, institutional socialization processes (emotions, creativity, problem solving).


  • Stone, L., Hart, T., Hotchkiss, J., Nasir, N., (accepted). Co-construction of identities of competency in literacy learning, Discourse Processes.

  • Stone, L. D. and Gutierrez, K. D., (2007). Problem articulation and the processes of assistance: An Activity Theoretic view of mediation in game play. International Journal of Educational Research.

  • Stone, L. D. and Hart, T., (2007). Semiotic mediation in literacy learning activity: Private speech in context. Vygotsky and Leontievian Legacy Today, Cambridge Scholars Press.

  • Gutiérrez, K. and Stone, L. (2003). Hypermediating Literacy Activity: How Learning Contexts Get Reorganized. In O. Saracho & B. Spodek (Eds.). Contemporary Perspectives in Early Childhood Education.