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Joel B. Goodin, PSY FT Faculty

Professor, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Joel B. Goodin

Areas of Expertise:

  • At-Risk Populations
  • Performance Optimization
  • Motivation and Resilience
  • Health education


  • The Health Care Reform as a Critical Life Event: Investigating Medical student Commitment to Medical Career Goals in a Time of Health Care Reform


  • Ph.D., Educational Psychology, Florida State University
  • M.S./Ed.S., Counseling and Human Systems, Florida State University
  • B.A., Psychology, University of Arkansas

Selected Publications:

  • Whitmore, J. & Goodin, J. (2019) CAP model SQUIRE report 2018: Development of a Community Church Caregiver Advocate Program. Remington Publishing
  • Ozdemir, B. Z., Goodin, J. B., & Bodenner, D. L. (2019) Breast Cancer Prevention in Older Women: An algorithm to choose an optimal preventive agent. Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy.
  • Nguyen, G. T. and Goodin, J. B. "Bringing Students Back to Mathematics: Classroom Knowledge and
  • Motivation," Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, Volume 6 Issue 2 (July 2016), pages 47-83. Available at:
  • Goodin, J., Duffy, R.D., Borges, N.J., Ulman, C.A., D’Brot, V.M., & Manuel, R.S.  (2014). Medical Students with Low Self-efficacy bolstered by Calling to Medical Specialty. Perspectives on Medical Education. Available for download at
  • Turner, J.E., Goodin, J.B., & Lokey, C. (2012). Exploring the roles of emotions, motivations, self efficacy, and secondary control following critical unexpected life events. Journal of Adult Development, 19, 215-227. doi: 10.1007/s10804-012-9148-0

Selected Professional Experience:

  • FT Professor at NCU (2019 – Present)
  • Lead Consultant, 10K Life Coaching and Consultation Services, LLC
  • Adjunct Professor at Walden University (2016-2019)
  • FT Research Associate at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (2016-2018)
  • FT Professor at Athens State University (2014-2016)
  • Adjunct Professor at Tallahassee Community College (2009-2013)