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About Jennifer C. Madigan

Jennifer Madigan, Ed.D., is a Professor in the College of Education, Department of Special Education at San Jose State University. Prior to her position in the College of Education, Dr. Madigan taught for thirteen years throughout the greater San Francisco Bay Area in a range of Kindergarten through 12th grade special and general education settings. As an educator, she had the opportunity to serve students and families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in a variety of urban and suburban schools. Dr. Madigan's work in schools included the inclusion of children with special needs in general education settings, and more recently, research on the effects of single-gender special education for female students identified with mild to moderate disabilities. She has presented this research at state, national, and international conferences. Additionally, Dr. Madigan has received federal and private funding for her work related to gender issues in special education. She has published articles in the journals Multiple Voices, E-Journal for Teaching and Learning in Diverse Settings, The National Journal of Urban Education and Practice, Principal Leadership, and Advances in Gender and Education.Her recent book published by Corwin Press, is titled Mentorship of Special Educators.


Present Professor, Department of Special Education, San Jose State University Special Education

Curriculum Vitae


2002 Ph.D., University of San Francisco ‐ Department of Learning and Instruction
1982 M.A., Notre Dame de Namur University ‐ Teaching Arts
1980 B.A, University of Massachusetts boston ‐ Sociology

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