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Michelle Goodwin, Ed.D.

Associate Dean of Licensure and Residential Programs, School of Education


  • Ed.D., University of Virginia
  • M.Ed., University of Virginia
  • B.S., Liberty University

Courses Taught

  • EDUC 225
  • EDUC 696
  • EDUC 735


Dr. Goodwin serves as the Associate Dean of Licensure and Residential Programs in the School of Education at Liberty University. She specifically works with candidates who are enrolled in licensure programs studying to become teachers, reading or math specialists, or school administrators.  She began her education career in the Tidewater area teaching in Newport News Public Schools and then moved to Central VA to teach in Lynchburg City Schools.  After teaching in various elementary classrooms, Dr. Goodwin then transitioned to an instructor position at LU training future educators.  Later, she moved into an Assistant Dean position where she currently enjoys collaborating with faculty, staff, candidates, and the community to pursue excellence in our education programs that will prepare competent individuals with a Biblical worldview who will effectively lead the schools and classrooms of the future.


Professional Memberships

  • Kappa Delta Pi
  • ASCD

Professional Recognitions

  • 2005 ACE Award for Pi Sigma Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi (oversaw application portfolio)
  • 2005 Regional KDP Counselor of the Year (Southeast Region)
  • 2007 ACE Award for Pi Sigma Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi (oversaw application portfolio)
  • 2021 Inducted as a Lifetime Member of the Eleanor Roosevelt Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi

Research Interests

  • Instructional Strategies
  • Differentiation
  • Urban Education
  • Teacher Preparation
  • Teacher Effectiveness


  • McMillian, A., & Goodwin, M. (2011).  Student perception of professional education organizations.  The Teacher Educators’ Journal: A Journal of the Association of Teacher Educators Virginia, 18, 41-59.
  • Goodwin, M.  (2007).  Tips to start the new year.  New Teacher Advocate, Fall 2007, 4-5.
  • Goodwin, M.  (2005). Perceptions of exemplary teachers in urban schools. 2005 Mid-Atlantic Conference on the Scholarship of Diversity hosted by Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.  Retrieved June 16, 2005 from http://www.multicultural.vt.edu/conference_05.
  • Goodwin, M.  (2004). Perceptions of exemplary teachers in urban schools.  Dissertation, University of Virginia.
  • Goodwin, M., & Arnold, M. (2018, June). The edTPA journey: A map for training teacher candidates and faculty members. Presented at the Watermark Engage 2018 Conference. Austin, TX.
  • Goodwin, M. & Arnold, M.  (2017, October).  Destination Student Teaching:  You’re invited!  Presented at the Kappa Delta Pi National Convocation.  Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Goodwin, M. & Arnold, M. (2017, July).  Using Livetext to track student success:  A gate system that works.  Presented at the 2017 Assessment and Collaboration Conference.  Chicago, IL.
  • Goodwin, M.  (2017, March).  Development of an urban education initiative to equip teacher candidates for careers in urban schools.  Presented at the VACTE and ATE-VA Spring Conference.  Williamsburg, VA.
  • Goodwin, M., Arnold, M. Keith, D & Maddox, A.  (2016, October).  The HARD Knocks of a SOFTware Field Placement and Assessment System.   Presented at NSSA (National Social Science Association) Conference.  St. Louis, MO.
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