Jeff Goodman is a Senior Lecturer in the media studies and science education programs in Appalachian State University's Reich College of Education, having been on the faculty there since 1993. A connection between the arts and sciences has been a hallmark of Jeff’s academic career and life.
He received his B.A. from Harvard College in 1986 combining a concentration in biology with extensive work in creative writing. Later he received his M.A. from Appalachian State University in educational media with a focus on using darkroom photography to bring together art and science.
His current research and creative interests continue this focus on the intersection of the arts and sciences and find form in his on-going project Human Wonder Research which explores teaching, science, human perception, the philosophy of mind, and media arts.
Jeff is a former middle grades and high school science teacher, and he continues to lead workshops and give presentations on teaching, science, media arts, and technology through ASU's Math Science Education Center, the NC GEAR UP program, the Duke Talent Identification Program, Penland School of Craft and other organizations. He is a frequent presenter in local schools, and his Physics Playground, including a large 16 bowling ball pendulum wave, has been featured in national media.
He has been chosen twice as The Appalachian newspaper "Best Professor" for the Best of Boone edition and three times as the Appalachian Student Government Association Professor of the Year.
Title: Senior Lecturer, Elementary Education
Department: Department of Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum
Email address: Email me
Phone: (828) 262-2176
Office address218 D
College of Education Building