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Dr. Meggan Madden

Dean of Academics


  • PhD Higher Education & Comparative, International and Development Education, University of Toronto
  • MA, Higher Education & Comparative, International and Development Education, University of Toronto
  • BA, Principia College


Dr. Madden's research agenda examines higher education policy frameworks and how policy impacts student experiences within the context of international higher education for development and exchange. She became Dean of Academics on July 1, 2019. As the Chief Academic Officer for the College, Dr. Madden is responsible for the overall administration, coordination, and development of academic policies, programs, personnel and facilities. Dr. Madden continues to sit on doctoral dissertation committees at George Washington University.

I love teaching because it provides an opportunity to spark in students new ideas about their place in the world, and cultivates students' abilities to think, speak and write critically.

Scholarly Interests

  • Dr. Madden's scholarly interests include higher education policy, comparative and international higher education, international education policy and practice, and the student experience.

Contributions to Field

  • Dr. Madden served a three-year term as Co-Chair of the largest Special Interest Group of the Comparative and International Education Society, the Higher Education Special Interest Group (HESIG). In this role, she served as Executive Editor for the Journal of Comparative and International Higher Education. While at George Washington University, Dr. Madden served as a co-Chair of the UNESCO Chair in International Education for Development.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Comparative and International Education Society

Publications and Presentations

Jamison, A. & Madden, M. (2020) Developing capacities for social change: Exploring the role of a land grant institution in the civic and social engagement of its African alumni. Higher Education.

Madden, M., Butler, P. & Smith, N. (2020). “A dream of mine to go abroad”: Undocumented Student Participation in Education Abroad. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice.

Engel, L., Madden, M. & Streitwieser, B. (2019). Social Theories and the Teaching of Comparative Education. In M.A. Peters (eds.), Encyclopedia of Teacher Education. Springer Singapore.

Madden, M. & Blanco, G. L. (2019). Research and practice in comparative and international higher education. A. Wiseman (ed.) Annual Review of Comparative & International Education 2018. International Perspectives on Education & Society Series. Volume 37. Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing.

Streitwieser, B. & Madden, M. (2019). "On the Duty of Care: Refugees, At-Risk Migrants, and Internationalization." International Educator. May/June 2019.

Dr. Meggan Madden CV