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Dr. Margaret E. Madden has been the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at SUNY Potsdam since 2002. A social psychologist specializing in gender issues, she previously was Dean at Long Island University (NY), Associate Dean of Faculty at Lawrence University (WI), and Professor of Psychology and Assistant to the Academic Vice President at Franklin Pierce College (NH).
At SUNY Potsdam, she periodically teaches Feminist Research Methods in the Women's and Gender Studies Program and in previous positions taught courses in gender, social, developmental, personality, and research methods in psychology. She was awarded a Sears Foundation Teaching Excellence Award and was voted Faculty Member of the Year at Franklin Pierce College and the Distinguished Teaching Associate Award in the Psychology Department of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Dr. Madden is currently a member of the New York State Professional Standards and Practices Board for Teaching, which advised the New York State Board of Regents and Commissioner of Education on matters related to teaching. She is former chair of the Board of Educational Affairs of the American Psychological Association and former president of the Society for the Psychology of Women (Division 35 of APA). A Fellow of the American Psychological Association, she received the 2008 Sue Rosenberg Zalk Award for Distinguished Service to the Society for the Psychology of Women.
She is the author of numerous articles and chapters on higher education administration, gender and leadership in education, integrating diversity into the psychology curriculum, and attributions for various negative events, such as miscarriage, and has done many presentations on these and other topics nationally and internationally. She has received research grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and the Jaspar and Marion Whiting Foundation.
Dr. Madden holds the Ph.D. and M.S. in social psychology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and the B.A. in psychology from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
To view Provost Margaret Madden's Curriculum Vitae, please click on the webpage listed above.