Stanford Experts

Amado Padilla

Professor of Education


(650) 723-9132



Professor Padilla’s interests include bilingual education, Latino issues, teaching of languages, experimental psychology, ethnicity and resilience among adolescents. His current projects include: (a) the development of models of ethnic identity that incorporate social cognition theory and social identity; (b) acculturation stress and mental health status across three generations of Latinos; (c) home, school and community protective factors that empower Latino students to succeed academically; (d) learning of Mandarin by high school students in summer intensive programs vs. students in regular high school world language classes; and (e) student language and academic content learning in a Mandarin/English dual language immersion program.