Meredith Madden earned her B.A. in Sociology from William Smith College, her M.P.P. in Policy Analysis and Research from George Washington University, her M.S. in Urban Education from Mercy College, and her Ph.D. in Cultural Foundations of Education from Syracuse University. Meredith's research focuses on decolonial studies in education, social inequalities in education at the intersections of race, gender, class, and nation, as well as critical pedagogy, teacher preparation, and curriculum development. Her research on social class dialogues and class consciousness-raising in higher education classrooms was recently published in Equity & Excellence in Education. As an act of community engagement, Meredith is organizing and will facilitate workshops for high school students across Central New York who will be first generation college students in the near future.
Mason, who came to Hamilton in 1991, is responsible for planning, implementing and assessing all activities associated with Hamilton's minor in education studies. As a consultant she also designs and delivers communication management skills seminars for a variety of profit and nonprofit organizations.