Jennifer Madden

Lead Teaching Associate and Communication Coach, Adjunct Lecturer in Theatre Arts and Performance Studies


Jennifer Madden received her Ph.D. in Theatre and Performance Studies from Brown University where she serves as public speaking consultant for the summer Leadership Institute and the Executive Master programs in Health Leadership and Cyber Security. Professor Madden is a faculty member of Providence College’s Theatre, Dance and Film department and at Wheaton College in Massachusetts, teaching courses in Theatre History, Dramatic Literature and Asian Performance.

Additionally her work as a public speaking consultant in the private and non-profit sector spans five continents and includes: the Madeleine Albright Institute at Wellesley, the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, Emerge Massachusetts (a training program for Democratic women pursuing public office), the “Woman Leaders: Good to Great” seminar at MIT and Persuasive Communication/Negotiation trainings for members of the African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP) in Zambia and Namibia in conjunction with USAID and the Southern African Trade and Investment Hub. Most recently she worked with Dynamic Communication providing effective communication trainings for Microsoft/Bing sales executives throughout North America, Europe, Australia and Southeast Asia.