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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 includes 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 as learning disabled. 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, Advances in Gender and Education, The National Journal of Urban Education and Practice, and E-Journal for Teaching and Learning in Diverse Settings. Jennifer is the author of Mentorship of Special Educators.