Dr. Caroline Madden currently teaches at the National College of Art and Design, Ireland. She earned a PHD in Educational Leadership from Barry University, a MFA in 3D Sculpture from Massachusetts College of Art, and a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in 3D Design from Stourbridge College of Technology and Art, England. From 1992 through 2007 in her role as Professor of Art, Head of Studio concentrations in Glass, Ceramics, and Sculpture at Jacksonville University (JU) in Florida, she taught beginning to advanced courses; developed curriculum for degree and non-degree programs; authored and directed grants for enrichment programs; and served on committees for Core Curriculum, and Undergraduate Research and Curriculum. In 1996, Madden served as the faculty liaison for the construction of a new 3D studio facility. She is a co-founder and served as the Director of the Glass Institute of the Southeast from 1997 through 2000. Additionally, she directed the Governor’s High School Summer Program for Gifted and High Achieving Students for three years. Also, during her time at JU she served as a mentor for college students presenting at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research.
From 2001-2002 Madden was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, School for American Craft, RIT in Rochester, NY, and taught glass workshops at Pilchuck Glass School, Urban Glass, Pittsburgh Glass Centre, the Fire Station Workshops. Madden’s work is in collections of the National Museum, Ireland and the Ulster Museum, Belfast. Permanent installations include, a collaborative work, Lyrical Light, at the Florida Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts in Jacksonville, Florida, and Cycles at Lough Boora Parklands, Ireland.