Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership
Dr. Goodin was born in Dallas, but grew up in rural Arkansas. He earned BS in Psychology at University of Arkansas with Magna Cum Laude honors. He went on to earn his Masters and EdS in Counseling and Human Systems from Florida State University. He then earned his PhD in Educational Psychology (Learning and Cognition) from Florida State University with emphases in motivation, emotion, stress, and performance. During that time, he taught and coordinated teaching of Educational Psychology undergrad courses for pre-service teachers at Florida State (2 years). He then served as an Adjunct Professor at Tallahassee Community College teaching undergraduate psychology courses (3 years). He worked full-time as an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Athens State University (Alabama, 2 years). He became a Research Coordinator at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (2 years). Currently, he is teaching online as Education faculty for Walden University (3 years) and as Psychology faculty for both Northcentral University (2 years) and University of Arkansas at Little Rock (2 years). He also is the owner of a lifecoaching and consulting small business in Little Rock, Arkansas, operating internationally (1 year). At Walden University, he regularly teaches 8004/8014 and serves on approximately 55 committees (20 as chair, 15 as 2nd member, 20 as URR). He has presented research nationally and internationally, publishing in top-tier journals in areas of psychology, education, and medical fields. He is a member of American Psychological Association, American Geriatric Association, American Association of Medical Colleges, American Educational Research Association and AMDA (The Society for Post-Acute and Long-term Care Medicine). In his work, he's formed multiple organizations for graduate student research, the Goodin "Kinetic" Lab for student research experience at Athens State, and the ACCESS Research and Consulting team and UAMS and regional educational research experts.