Dr. Jennifer Madigan is a Professor in the Connie Lurie College of Education, Department of Special Education at San Jose State University. Dr. Madigan's early career research focus examined gender issues in education, including the effects of single-gender special education for female students with disabilities. In recent years, she has studied the impact of mentoring on teachers in the field. Her field work includes consultant work with school district leaders in effective research based practices in teacher induction. Her publications include articles in Principal Leadership, Multiple Voices, Advances in Gender and Education, The National Journal of Urban Education and Practice, and Journal for Teaching and Learning in Diverse Settings. Her latest work is the book, Mentorship of Special Educators, published by Corwin Press.