Robert Goodman

New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning
Trenton, NJ

Robert Goodman, the 2006 New Jersey Teacher of the Year, is the Director of the New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning. As the science chair and a teacher of physics, chemistry and environmental science at the Bergen County Technical High School in Teterboro from 1999 to 2009, he founded and led the development of the Progressive Science Initiative (PSI). Bob is a Content Expert Reviewer for Achieve, a Field Reader for the US DOE and a member of the Education Advisory Committee for the Liberty Science Center. In April, 2008 Bob co-authored the article, Squaring the Circle: A Mathematically Rigorous Physics First which was published in ThePhysics Teacher, the peer reviewed journal of the American Association of Physics Teachers. In 2007, Bob received the I CAN Learn – NEA Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence and was a finalist for the Horace Mann-NEA Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence. Bob has worked as the Chief Executive Officer for a number of corporations including Harman Kardon, JBL Consumer Products and Onkyo International Operations. He received his B.S. in physics from MIT, his M.A.T. in physics from SUNY Stony Brook and his Ed.D. in science education from Rutgers University, where Kappa Delta Pi awarded him the 2006 Delta Xi Award for outstanding dissertation.