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Meggan Madden

Assistant Professor, International Education Management

I am passionate about how international education promotes intercultural dialogue.

What excites me about being a professor at MIIS is working with internationally-minded and socially-conscious students who are committed to making the world a better place by working in international education management (IEM). The IEM degree program at MIIS is quite unique. The connection to the MIIS network, and with Middlebury, is perfect for connecting students with practicum experiences! 

Meggan's experience spans three types of higher education settings, from a private liberal arts college to a land grant institution to a major public research university. She joined MIIS after working at Arizona State University (ASU), where she was the Director of The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program,  a $27 million dollar grant that funds undergraduate experiences for students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds in Sub-Saharan Africa. In this role, she was actively involved in the recruitment, admissions, orientation, and development of formal and non-formal curriculum for The MasterCard Foundation Scholars at ASU.

Prior to ASU, she spent seven years at the University of Toronto as a researcher, instructor, and program coordinator in the Comparative, International and Development Education Centre; three years at Washington State University as a faculty-led program coordinator and international credentials specialist; and three years at Principia College as an international and domestic admissions counselor.  As an international educator, she has been keenly interested in the recruiting, evaluating and admitting processes in higher education, particularly in how the quality of the student and their academic preparedness is measured. Part of this work led her to conduct her master’s and doctoral thesis research on the quality assurance of higher education.


Comparative and International Education, Higher Education, International Recruiting, Marketing & Enrollment, International Admissions, International Education Policy, Program Assessment and Evaluation, Quality Assurance, International Organizations

Recent Accomplishments

  • Meggan got offered her dream job at the Monterey Institute of International Studies
  • Implemented a screening process to identify socio-economic need for admissions applicants from Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Finished her first half marathon
  • Recruited, admitted, and matriculated 20 new MasterCard Foundation Scholars for the 2013-2014 academic term at Arizona State University
  • Completed a Ph.D at the University of Toronto in 2012


Ph.D. University of Toronto (2012)

M.A. University of Toronto (2007)

B.A. Principia College (1993)


madden.higher_education.2013.julyMadden, M. (2013). Walking the line: Quality assurance policy development and implementation in Việt Nam. Higher Education.

Knight, J. & Madden, M. (2010). The International Mobility of Canadian Social Science and Humanities Doctoral Students. Canadian Journal of Higher Education. 40 (2).

Mundy, K., Bickmore, K., Hayhoe, R., Madden, M. & Madjidi, K. (2008). Comparative and International Education: Issues for Teachers. New York: Teachers College Press Inc.