Nancy Madden

Cofounder and President

Nancy Madden

Nancy A. Madden is president and co-founder of the Success for All Foundation, which develops, researches and disseminates educational programs to increase achievement, particularly for disadvantaged students. She is a professor at the School of Education’s Center for Research and Reform in Education. 

An expert in literacy and instruction, she is the author or co-author of many articles and books on cooperative learning, mainstreaming and the education of disadvantaged students, including Effective Programs for Students at Risk (Allyn & Bacon, 1989) andTwo Million Children: Success for All (Corwin, 2009). Her current research interests include practices to increase social-emotional learning and use of interactive whiteboard technology and electronic response devices to increase student success. 

She graduated from Reed College in 1973, and received her PhD in clinical psychology from American University in 1980. From 1980 to 1998, she was a research scientist at the Center for Research on the Education of Students Placed at Risk at Johns Hopkins University, where she directed the development of the reading, writing, language arts and mathematics elements of Success for All, a comprehensive school-reform program.