By Brooke Larsen Photo by Mei-Ling Shaw Williams
Jon Goodman earned his doctorate in School Psychology from the University of Iowa and returned to complete a postdoctoral fellowship on-campus at the Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development. His research interests focus on neuro developmental disorders that adversely impact scholastic functioning in school-aged children. He is also interested in the assessment and identification of learning differences in special populations, including those with exceptionally high intellectual ability. In his free time, Goodwin likes to play trivia with friends and colleagues at Hyvee. He also enjoys volunteering within the Iowa City community, and he currently directs educational activities for the Nu Chi Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Goodwin’s goals for his graduate students include inspiring them to think critically about the clients and students that they serve, and to help them learn to use relevant research in a way that is beneficial to clinical practice.
Goodwin says he is looking forward to supporting and mentoring students to ensure that they are successful.
“Even during my time at Iowa as a graduate student, I always strived to be as helpful of a resource as possible for my colleagues,” Goodwin says. “My new faculty appointment will undoubtedly grant me additional opportunities to continue to help others, both as an instructor in the classroom and as a clinician at the Belin-Blank Center."