Stephanie Goodwin, Ph.D.

Director of Faculty Development and Leadership
University Hall 358, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435-0001

Dr. Stephanie A. Goodwin is the Director for Faculty Development & Leadership at Wright State University (WSU) where she assesses, develops and implements campus-wide faculty development/leadership initiatives. In addition, she liasons with internal and external offices and entitites --including the LEADER Consortium and SOCHE's Academic Leadership Fellows Program--to facilitate the coordination of campus and regional resources to better support faculty professional development. She currently serves as WSU's Institutional Representative for the ACE Women's Network of Ohio and the Vice Chair of the Advisory Board for the Ohio-Western PA-West Virginia Regional HERC (Higher Education Recruiting Consortium). She is an alumnae of the HERS Institute (Denver, 2015).

Dr. Goodwin leads/administers a number of programs and resources supporting inclusive faculty and leadership development, including:

  • Write it Up! - a faculty writing program to support greater writing productivity with less stress.
  • Faculty Mentoring Circles - a program to facilitate faculty-driven peer-mentoring efforts for all full-time faculty. (This program is offered in parallel to the Women in STEMMS Mentoring Circles program.)
  • The Daily Grind -  an program that supports faculty community and conversation to promote sharing of resources among all faculty.
  • The Womxn's Leadership Network - a network for communicating resources and promoting opportunities to support diversity and inclusion for current and aspiring leaders.
  • Online resources for faculty and academic leader success (e.g., The Faculty Success Gateway).
  • HERS @WSU Alumnae - an informal network supporting the continued leadership success of alumnae of the HERS Institute program.
  • Consultative support to faculty and leaders in promoting a positive and productive workplace climate, including custom workshops on faculty mentoring, inclusive faculty success, and best practices for inclusive leadership.

Prior to her role in FD&L, she served as the Program Director for the LEADER Consortium at WSU, a multi-institutional NSF ADVANCE effort to promote faculty equity and success in STEM disciplines across four institutions in Dayton (Wright State University, the Air Force Institute of Technology, and Central State University). As Program Director, she worked with PIs, the LEADER Council, committee chairs, and others to provide executive leadership and administrative support for developing and implementing initiatives, administering internal/external evaluation, reporting, and communications. She remains an active member of the ADVANCE community where she supports faculty equity in STEM through consulting and workshops on inclusive faculty development and leadership practices.

Dr. Goodwin is a social psychologist with 20+ years of experience in higher education, including more than 15 years of experience teaching and conducting federally funded social psychological research on social biases (stereotyping, prejudice, discrimination). Her published research spans a number of topics within social cognition and intergroup bias, including implicit biases, impression formation, social power, and responding to everyday incidents of bias. Prior to coming to WSU, she served on the faculty at both public and private research institutions. She received her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin before completing her M.S. and Ph.D. in Social and Personality Psychology at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and subsequent post-doctoral training in implicit social cognition at Yale University. She has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology and Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin and continues to serve as an ad hoc reviewer for these and other journals, including Psychological Science, and Sex Roles. She is a member of several professional organizations, including the POD (Professional and Organizational Development) Network in Higher Education, the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, and the Society of Personality and Social Psychology (Div. 8, APA). In recognition of her contributions to social psychology as an empirical science, she was elected Fellow of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology in 2008.


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