Joseph Madaus

Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs


Titles:

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Professor, Educational Psychology
Director, Center on Postsecondary Education and Disability

Academic Degrees:

Ph.D., Special Education, University of Connecticut, 1996
M.A., Counseling Psychology, Boston College, 1991
B.A., Elementary Education/Moderate Special Education, Boston College, 1988

Areas of Expertise:

Special Education

Post-secondary Transition

Assessment

Learning Disabilities

Biography:

Dr. Joseph Madaus is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the Neag School of Education. He is also Director of the Center on Postsecondary Education and Disability and is a Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology. He is a Past President of the Division on Career Development and Transition, a division of the Council for Exceptional Children.

In 2007, Dr. Madaus received both the Teaching Promise and Teaching Innovation award from the University of Connecticut chapter of the American Association of University Professors. In 2008, he was named as a University Teaching Fellow, the highest teaching honor at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Madaus was a Distinguished Research Fellow in the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research Mary Switzer Fellowship program in 2003-2004. He currently serves on the editorial board of nine journals, including the Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, TEACHING Exceptional Children, and Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals. He was named reviewer of the year for CDTEI in 2008 and 2011. He was the co-editor of Preparing Students with Disabilities for College: A Practical Guide for Transition. He is the Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator on grants through the Office for Postsecondary Education, Office for Special Education Programs, the Institute of Education Sciences, and the State of Connecticut.

Selected Publications/Presentations:

Dukes, L. L. III., Madaus, J. W., Faggella-Luby, M., Lombardi, A., & Gelbar, N. (in press). PASSing College: A taxonomy for students with disabilities in postsecondary education. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability.

Madaus, J. W., Gelbar, N. W., Dukes, L. L., Lalor, A. R., Lombardi, A., Kowitt, J., & Faggella-Luby, M. (in press). Professional literature on students with disabilities in postsecondary education: The road travelled and the road ahead. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education.

Lombardi, A., Gelbar, N., Dukes, L. L., Kowitt, J., Wei, Y., Madaus, J. W., Lalor, A., & Faggella-Luby, M. N. (in press). Assessment instruments designed for students, faculty, and staff related to higher education and disability: A systematic review. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education.

Newman, L. A., & Madaus, J. W., & Javitz, H. (2016). Effect of transition planning on postsecondary support receipt by students with disabilities. Exceptional Children. Advanced online publication. DOI: 10.1177/0014402915615884

Gelbar, N.W., Madaus, J.W., Lombardi, A., Faggella-Luby, M., & Dukes, L. (2015). College Students with Physical Disabilities: Common On Campus, Uncommon in the Literature. Physical Disabilities:  Education and Related Services, 34(2), 14-31.

Newman, L. A., & Madaus, J. W. (2015). Analysis of factors related to receipt of accommodations and services by postsecondary students with disabilities. Remedial and Special Education, 36(4), 208-219. DOI: 10.1177/0741932515572912

Newman, L. A., & Madaus, J. W. (2015). Reported accommodations and supports provided to secondary and postsecondary students with disabilities: National perspective. Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 30, 173-181. doi: 10.1177/2165143413518235

Madaus, J. W., Dukes, L. L., & Lombardi, A. L. (2014, December). JPED at 30: Looking back, and AHEAD. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, (27), 4, 345-346.

Madaus, J. W., Lalor, A., R., Gelbar, N., & Kowitt, J. (2014, December). The Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability: From past to present. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, (27), 4, 347-356.

Banerjee, M., & Madaus, J. W., & Gelbar, N. W. (2014). Applying LD Documentation Guidelines at the Postsecondary Level: Decision Making with Sparse or Missing Data. Learning Disability Quarterly. doi: 10.1177/0731948713518335

Madaus, J. W., Grigal, M., & Hughes, C. A. (2014). Promoting access to postsecondary education for low-income students with disabilities. Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, (37)1, 50-59.

Madaus, J. W., Dukes, L. L., Martin, J. E., & Morningstar, M. E. (2013). Postsecondary education assessment: Practices to document student progress, preferences, and interests related to postsecondary education and learning. In C. A. Thoma & R. Tamura (eds.), Demystifying Transition Assessment. Baltimore: Paul E. Brookes Publishing.

Lalor, A. R., & Madaus, J. W. (2013, March). Helping students with learning disabilities search for colleges: Tips for teachers and counselors. Insights on Learning Disabilities. 10, 53-72.

Madaus, J. W., McKeown, K., Gelbar, N., & Banerjee, M. (2013). Teaching online and blended courses: Perceptions of faculty. Journal of Applied Instructional Design, 3, (1).

Madaus, J. W., Gelbar, N. W., Dukes, L. L., Faggella-Luby, M. N., Lalor, A. R., & Kowitt, J. (2013). Thirty-five years of transition: A review of CDTEI Issues from 1978-2012. Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 36, 7-14.

Madaus, J. W., Dukes, L. L., & Carter, E. W. (2013). Introduction to the special issue: Reflecting on the past, present, and future of CDTEI. Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 36, 4-5.

Madaus, J. W., McKeown, K., Gelbar, N., & Banerjee, M.,  (2012, Fall). The Online and Blended Learning Experience: Differences for Students With and Without Learning Disabilities and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. International Journal for Research in Learning Disabilities, 1, (1), 21-36.

Madaus, J. W., Kowitt, J. S., & Lalor, A. R. (2012). The Higher Education Opportunity Act: Impact on students with disabilities. Rehabilitation Education, 26, (1), 33-42.

Shaw, S. F., Madaus, J. W., & Dukes, L. L. (2012). Beyond compliance: Using the Summary of Performance to enhance transition planning. TEACHING Exceptional Children, 44(5), 6-12.

Harbour, W. S., & Madaus, J. W. (Eds). (2011). Disability and Campus Dynamics. New Directions for Higher Education. Wiley Publishing, San Francisco, CA.

Madaus, J. W., Banerjee, M., Merchant, D. (2011). Transition to postsecondary education. In J. Kauffman, & D. Hallahan (Eds.), Handbook of Special Education. New York: Routledge, pp. 571-583.

Madaus, J. W., Faggella-Luby, M. N., & Dukes, L. L. (2011). The role of non-academic factors in the academic success of college students with learning disabilities. Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 17(2), 77-82.

Madaus, J. W., Banerjee, M., McKeown, K., & Gelbar, N. (2011). Online and blended learning: The advantages and the challenges for students with learning disabilities and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 17(2), 69-76.

Madaus, J. W., & Faggella-Luby, M. N. (2011). Introduction to the special issue. Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 17(2).

Madaus, J. W., Shaw, S. F., Miller, W. K., Banerjee, M., & Vitello, S. (2011, Winter). The summary of performance: The reality and the possibility. Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 17, 1, 33-38.

Shaw, S. F., Madaus, J. W., & Dukes, L. (eds.). (2010). Preparing students with disabilities for college: A practical guide for transition planning. Baltimore: Paul E. Brookes Publishing.

Madaus, J. W., Banerjee, M., & Hamblet, E. (2010). Learning disability documentation decision making at the postsecondary level. Career Development for Exceptional Individuals, 33(2), 68-79.

Madaus, J. W., Pivarnik, L., Patnoad, M., Scarpati, S., Richard, N., Hirsch, D., Carbone, E., & Gable, R. (2010). Teaching food safety skills to students with disabilities. TEACHING Exceptional Children, 42, (4), 44-51.

Simonsen, B., Shaw, S., Faggella-Luby, M., Sugai, G., Coyne, M., Rhein, B., Madaus, J., & Alfano, M. (2010). A school-wide model for service delivery: Redefining special educators as interventionists. Remedial and Special Education, 31, 17-23.

Shaw, S. F., Keenan, W. R., Madaus, J. W., & Banerjee, M. (2010). Disability documentation, the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act, and the summary of performance: How are they linked? Journal of Postsecondary Education, 22 (3), 142-150.

Madaus, J. W., Miller, W. K., & Vance, M. L. (2009). Veterans with disabilities in postsecondary education. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 22, (1), 10-17.

Madaus, J. W., Rinaldi, C., Bigaj, S., Chafouleas, S. (2009).  An Examination of Current Assessment Practices in Northeastern School Districts. Assessment for Effective Intervention, 34, 2, 86-93.

Holzer, M. L., Madaus, J. W., Bray, M. A., & Kehle, T. J. (2009). The test-taking strategy intervention for college students with learning disabilities. Learning Disabilities Research and Practice, 24(1), 44–56.

Shaw, S. F., Madaus, J. W. & Dukes, L. (eds.). (2010). Preparing students with disabilities for college: A practical guide for transition planning. Baltimore: Paul E. Brookes Publishing.

Harbour, W. S., & Madaus, J. W. (Eds). (2011). Disability and Campus Dynamics. New Directions for Higher Education. Wiley Publishing, San Francisco, CA.

Shaw, S. F., Madaus, J. W., & Banerjee, M. (2009). 20 Ways to Enhance Access to Postsecondary Education for Students with Disabilities. Intervention in School and Clinic, 44, 185-190

Madaus, J. W., Miller, W. K., & Vance, M. L. (2009). Veterans with disabilities in postsecondary education. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 22, 1, 10-17.

Honors/Awards:

University of Connecticut Teaching Fellow, 2008-2009.

Teaching Promise Award, UConn AAUP, 2007.

Teaching Innovation Award, UConn AAUP, 2007.

Distinguished Research Fellow, Mary E. Switzer Distinguished Research Fellowship Program, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, United States Department of Education

Reviewer of the Year: Career Development for Exceptional Individuals, 2008, 2011

Associations/Committees/Outreach:

Past President, Division on Career Development and Transition, Council for Exceptional Children

Editorial Board Member, Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability

Editorial Board Member, Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal

Editorial Board Member, Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals

Guest Reviewer: Remedial and Special Education; Learning Disabilities Research and Practice

Special Issue Editor, Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability special issue on Wounded Warriors in Postsecondary Education

Past President, Connecticut Chapter of the Division on Career Development and Transition

In the News:

For Adults with Learning Disabilities, The Hardest Part of a Job is Keeping It. Wall Street Journal, November 16, 2006.

Teaching fellow prepares students to work in special education. UConn Advance, November 17, 2008.

Education Professor Advocates for Help for ‘Hidden’ War Wounds. UConn Today, July 20, 2010.

The road to higher education with an ‘invisible disability’. The Atlantic, September 22, 2016. Available at: http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2016/09/there-is-no-right-way-to-learn/501044/

Joseph Madaus is now serving as the Neag School associate dean for academic affairs. (Photo Credit: Ryan Glista/Neag School)
Contact Information
Emailjoseph.madaus@uconn.edu
Phone860 486 2785
Mailing AddressUnit 3064
Office LocationGentry 340B