William Maddocks

Program Director, Sustainable Microfinance and Development
Phone: (603) 862-0764
Office: Carsey School of Public Policy, Huddleston Hall Rm G05, Durham, NH 03824
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William Maddocks is a Clinical Assistant Professor Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire and directs the Sustainable Microfinance and Development Program, which has offered training workshops in Africa and the U.S. along with webinars and other learning opportunities since 1999. Maddocks also serve as a Community and Economic Development Advisor for UNH Cooperative Extension involved in economic and business development and training assessment. Bill is a member of the faculty of the Masters in Community Development Policy and Practice within the Carsey School of Public Policy teaching the core course Organizational Management and Leadership and elective courses in Social Enterprise and Microfinance. He also works with the Carsey School's Center for Impact Finance on creating greater access to community development investment opportunities.
For four decades, Maddocks has worked on the front lines of social justice, anti-racism, peace, environmental, labor and economic justice movements. Maddocks has worked in Microfinance and microenterprise development and founded an affiliate of the acclaimed Working Capital Peer Lending program, in New Bedford, MA. Maddocks co-founded the Community Economic Development Center of Southeastern Massachusetts, the first community development corporation in the city. Maddocks assumed management of the Microenterprise Development Institute (MDI) in 2002 at Southern NH University and moved the program to UNH in 2009 as the Sustainable Microfinance and Development Program. The SMDP has trained 3,000 practitioners from more than 100 countries in eight African countries and the U.S. Maddocks co-organized The Arusha Savings Groups Summit the first global gathering of Savings Groups practitioners. The Carsey School of Public Policy through the SMDP has become the largest global training program for the Savings Groups field offering annual programs in English and French as well as online courses and produced 38 webinars on a range of development topics.
Professor Maddocks was the founding director of the Social Sector Franchise Initiative, a project of the Center for Social Innovation and Enterprise and a joint venture of the UNH Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics and the Carsey School of Public Policy.
Maddocks serves as a New Hampshire Listens Advisory Board member and Fellow, as treasurer of New Hampshire Peace Action and as a board member of New American Africans.


  • M.S., DevelopmentEcon/InternatnlDeve, Southern New Hampshire University
  • B.S., Sociology, Southeastern Mass Univ

Courses Taught

  • DPP 906: Organizational Management
  • DPP 910: Leadership and Development
  • DPP 950: Current Issues in Microfinance
  • DPP 960: Social Enterprise
  • DPP 990: Independent Study