The Society for the
Study of Social Issues


2009 Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring Award Winner (Graduate Institutions)






Dr. Lisa Goodman, Boston College

Professor Goodman has taught many students at the University of Maryland and Boston College. Her research – which is marked by the collegial and constant inclusion of graduate students – has focused on social justice, community practice, and intimate partner violence. She has worked assiduously to train community-oriented counseling psychologists to become social change agents. Her work exemplifies the goals of action research, and she has implemented training programs that take students to urban community sites. Her students describe her “stellar mentoring” and her willingness to develop students and step aside to allow them to mature into independent scientists, scholars, and public policy advocates. Professor Goodman is described as a model social justice-oriented scholar, with participatory approaches and “valuing voice” of low-income women experiencing depression, in the development of grassroots community support programs. More information about Professor Goodman can be found here.



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