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Jennifer C. Madigan

Madigan, Jennifer C.

Associate Professor,  Special Education

Additional Contact Information

Phone Number(s)
(408) 924-3313


  • Doctor of Education, Special Education
    Univ Of San Francisco, California, United States, 2002
  • Master of Arts. Elementary Education, College Of Notre Dame, 1980

Licenses & Certificates

  • Elementary Education Bilingual Teacher Credential
    Calfornia Commission of Teacher Credentialing, California, United States, 1982
  • Single Subject Teacher Credential: History
    California Commission of Teacher Credentialing, California, United States, 1982
  • Education Specialist: Mild to Moderate Disabilities ELA
    California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, California, United States, 1993


Jennifer Madigan, Ed.D., is an Associate 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 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, and Advances in Gender and Education.