Ted Wagoner Goodman, Ph.D.
 

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Dr. Richard D. Howe, “Ted Wagoner Goodman, Ph.D.,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed June 19, 2024, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/48011.


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Title

Ted Wagoner Goodman, Ph.D.

Subject

Appalachian State University
Universities and colleges--Faculty

Creator

Dr. Richard D. Howe

Date

2009

Format

Biographical sketches

Coverage

Boone (N.C.)

Spatial Coverage

https://www.geonames.org/4456703/boone.html

Temporal Coverage

2000-2010

Occupation

Professor Emeritus

Biographical Text

Professor Emeritus of Mathematical Sciences Ted Wagoner Goodman (March 24, 1935-) is a native of North Carolina and received a B.S. degree in mathematics from Appalachian State University in 1961. He also attended Wake Forest University, where he earned an M.A. degree in mathematics in 1964, and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, from which he graduated with a Ph.D. degree in mathematics in 1970. From 1954 to 1957, Goodman served in the United States Air Force, working in payroll accounting. He was a professor of math at Chowan College in Murfreesboro, North Carolina, before pursuing his doctoral degree. After being a graduate teaching assistant and then instructor of math at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Goodman joined the faculty at Catawba College, Salisbury, North Carolina, as a professor of mathematics and chair of the Department of Mathematics, where he served from 1970 through 1981. He then came to Appalachian State University as an associate professor in the Department of Mathematics and was promoted to professor in 1983. Dr. Goodman held memberships in the Mathematical Association of America, the American Mathematical Society, and the Association of Computing Machinery. He also served on the university's Academic Policies and Procedures Committee and was a member of the graduate faculty. In 1997, he served on the UNC/NC Community College Articulation Agreement Committee for Computer Science to develop system-wide guidelines and transfer articulation agreements for North Carolina community college students enrolled in Associate in Arts or Associate in Applied Science programs intending to major in baccalaureate programs at a UNC institution. Goodman is married to the former Billie Sue Willis, who is also an Appalachian State graduate. She earned an M.A. degree in mathematics from Appalachian and an Ed.D. degree in curriculum and instruction, with a concentration in mathematics, from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. Billie taught high school mathematics for several years, and, after completing her graduate work, she joined the mathematics faculty at Appalachian State, where she continued until she and Ted retired in July of 1998. The Goodmans have three children: a son, Allan, and two daughters, Edith and Jamie. Allan studied environmental geology and is currently superintendent of environment and reclamation for a mining company in Florida. Jamie studied English and photography and is currently production manager of a local newspaper. Edith studied biology and chemistry after which she worked as a product research and development chemist until her untimely death in 1995. The Goodmans also have a beautiful grandson who will be among their greatest joys in their retirement years. Dr. Goodman retired from Appalachian State University in 1998 and was awarded emeritus status by the Board of Trustees. He and Billie are fortunate in sharing many interests, including mathematics. They both enjoy traveling, mountain biking, and backpacking, particularly in the desert Southwest, and expect to continue enjoying these activities as long as they remain physically able. When not traveling, Goodman enjoys doing woodwork, and he tries to remain professionally active by doing a bit of research. Sources: Appalachian State University files. -Dr. Richard D. Howe

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