Dr. Michael A. Goodman (he/him) is a higher education and student affairs educator whose research focuses on student governance and involvement. Goodman previously worked as the associate director of advising and programming in fraternity/sorority life at the University of Maryland, College Park, and as a senior assistant director in student life at Indiana University. His research involves college student government, the student body presidency, and sorority/fraternity life (SFL) including equity and justice issues, experiences of new professionals, queer students, social justice and social media in SFL, and bias-response in SFL. Additionally, Goodman studies graduate students and new professionals and experiences with work environment and equity. Goodman earned a Bachelor of Arts in organizational communication from the University of Central Oklahoma, where he was among the first class of graduates to earn a Leadership minor, and served as student government president and vice president. He achieved a Master of Science in Education degree in higher education and student affairs from Indiana University, and a doctorate in Higher Education, Student Affairs, and International Education Policy (concentration: student affairs) from the University of Maryland, College Park. At the University of Maryland, College Park, Goodman served as President of the Graduate Student Government. Goodman is a volunteer with NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, where he previously served on the Fraternity and Sorority Knowledge Community and currently serves as the Research Coordinator for the Student Government Knowledge Community. He also volunteers with the Association of Fraternity and Sorority Advisors (AFA) as the Chair of the Research Committee and a member of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Committee. Goodman is a former Scholar in The Timothy J. Piazza Center for Fraternity and Sorority Research and Reform's Scholars Program at Pennsylvania State University.
Ph.D. in Higher Education, Student Affairs, and International Education Policy, University of Maryland, College Park
M.S.Ed. in Higher Education and Student Affairs, Indiana University
B.A. in Organizational Communication, University of Central Oklahoma
Focuses on student governance and involvement in the areas of college student government, the student body presidency, sorority/fraternity life, equity and justice issues, queer students and issues in higher education, and educational crises and emergencies.
Committee Member, Hazing Prevention and Education Committee, The University of Texas at Austin(2021 - Present)
Research Coordinator, Student Government Knowledge Community, NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education(2021 - Present)
Committee Member, Research Group Chair, Advisory Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Association of Fraternity and Sorority Advisors (AFA)(2020 - 2021)
Region II Representative, Fraternity and Sorority Knowledge Community, NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education(2020 - 2021)
Committee Member (Chair: 2023), Research Committee, Association of Fraternity and Sorority Advisors (AFA)(2017 - Present)
Career Central Chair, ACPA17 Columbus Convention Steering Team, ACPA College Student Educators International(2015 - 2017)
Goodman, M. A., George, A., Simi Cohen, S. & Bonamy-Lohve, L. V. (2023). Beyond June: (Re)visiting sorority/fraternity messages about LGBTQ+ identities and issues from 2020 to 2021. Oracle: The Research Journal of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors, 17(3), 23–40. doi:https://scholarworks.wm.edu/oracle/vol17/iss3/4.
Goodman, M.A. (2022). Politics and non/partisanship: Is college student government a neutral space?. Higher Education Politics and Economics, 8(1), 32–44. doi:https://ojed.org/index.php/hepe/article/view/4571.
Goodman, M.A. (2022). Openly gay undergraduate men in student government: Out, visible, and elected. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education., 15(6), 766–777. doi:https://doi.org/10.1037/dhe0000273.
Goodman, M.A. (2022). Former student government officers navigating multiple/minoritized identities in collegiate and post-college public office. Journal of Campus Activities Practice and Scholarship, 4(1), 22–32. doi:https://doi.org/10.52499/2022003.
Goodman, M.A. & Garcia, C.E. (2021). From summer pride to transgender day of visibility: A review of sorority/fraternity social media involving LGBTQ+ identities and issues. Oracle: The Research Journal of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors, 16(1), 67–83. doi:https://doi.org/10.25774/n2jf-fz10.
Goodman, M.A. & Templeton, L.L. (2021). Navigating expertise: Experiences of new professionals in fraternity/sorority life. College Student Affairs Journal, 39(1), 59–72. doi:https://doi.org/10.1353/csj.2021.0004.
Goodman, M.A. (2021). Presidents as practitioners: The lived experience(s) of former student body presidents working in higher education, student affairs.. The Journal of Campus Activities Practice and Scholarship, 3(1), 34–45.
Goodman, M.A. (2021). DWYSYWD: Even online, and especially when your members are transphobic. https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.afa1976.org/resource/collection/0C25441B-E76A-458D-933F-5D08A2E61948/DWYSYWD_April21.pdf.
Goodman, M.A. (2021). Re(-)presentation and advocacy: Openly gay men and the work of elected, undergraduate student government. Journal of College Student Development, 62(6), 692–707. doi:https://www.muse.jhu.edu/article/850737.
Culpepper, D.K., Goodman, M.A. & Norris, L.A. (2020). Linked lives: The experiences of higher education and student affairs doctoral students and their partners. Journal for the Study of Postsecondary and Tertiary Education, 5, 105–123. doi:https://doi.org/10.28945/4554.
Culpepper, D.K. & Goodman, M.A. (2020). Building a plane that includes graduate students: How institutions and advisers can better communicate with graduate students during COVID-19. https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2020/12/17/how-advisers-and-their-institutions-can-better-communicate-grad-students-during.
Thomas Magoon Distinguished Alumni Award, Student Affairs Concentration, University of Maryland, College Park (2021)
Distinguished Service Award, Fraternity and Sorority Knowledge Community, NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (2021)
Outstanding Doctoral Student, College of Education, University of Maryland, College Park (2020)
Nevitt Sanford Award, Professional Preparation Commission, ACPA College Student Educators International (2020)
Balfour Fellowship, The North-American Interfraternity Conference (2018 - 2019)
Gerard E Smithwrick, Ph.D., expected 2026 (Supervisor)
Gerard E Smithwrick (Supervisor)
Shawntal Z Brown (Supervisor)
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|2022||Summer||ELP f395K: Lgbtq+ In Higher Education|
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|2022||Spring||ELP 395K: College Stu Governance And Inv|
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