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Dr. Craig Goodman

Associate Professor of Political Science

"The value of bachelor's degree is that it provides students with a wide range of skills that can be applied in almost every area. Students will learn to think critically, conduct independent research, gain familiarity with data, and write clearly."

Degrees Held:

  • Ph.D. – University of Houston, 2004
  • B.A. – Indiana University, 1995

Career Highlights:

My 2009 article in Legislative Studies Quarterly received the Alan Rosenthal Prize for having the most potential value for legislative practitioners. I earned tenure in 2018

In which online bachelor's degree programs do you teach?

B.S. in Political Science

Which classes do you teach in the online?

PSCI 2306, PSCI 3310, PSCI 3311, PSCI 3312, PSCI 3320, and PSCI 3350

What types of projects can students expect in your online courses?

Students can expect to write in a variety of formats and make connections between the material they learn and the political world.

What should students take away from your classes? What do they learn?

My students will learn how to communicate effectively in a variety of formats, think analytically, and develop a versatile toolkit that helps them succeed and thrive in any environment.

What advice would you give to those considering an online bachelor's degree program?

You must manage your time aggressively.

What is the value of a bachelor's degree? What are some of the skills students gain in this program?

The value of bachelor's degree is that it provides students with a wide range of skills that can be applied in almost every area. Students will learn to think critically, conduct independent research, gain familiarity with data, and write clearly.

Why did you start teaching?

I believe that civic engagement is the foundation for maintaining the United States of America. Government has a direct effect on our lives, and students must know how the rules and institutions matter.

What is the one book you think everyone should read?

"Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World"

Tell us something interesting about yourself that your students may not know.

I love running, especially before dawn, and I really enjoy playing soccer, but that is getting more challenging as I get older and try to raise my boys.


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