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Associate Professor / Chairperson, Public Policy
Michael Goodman is associate professor and chair of the Department of Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth where he directs the face-to-face and fully online Master of Public Policy program.
Dr. Goodman joined the faculty in 2009 after serving for the previous eight years as the Director of Economic and Public Policy Research at the UMass Donahue Institute, the public service, outreach and economic development arm of the five campus University of Massachusetts system.
Dr. Goodman has authored or co-authored over two dozen professional publications on a wide range of public policy issues including regional economic development and housing policy as well as demographic and other applied social science research topics. He has supported this research by generating over $4 million in external grant and contract funding from a diverse array of public and private sources.
An economic sociologist, Professor Goodman is a three time past president of the New England Economic Partnership, a nonprofit organization made up of leading regional analysts that produces semi-annual economic forecasts of the economic outlook for each of the six New England states.
He currently serves as Co-Editor of MassBenchmarks, the journal of the Massachusetts Economy published by the UMass Donahue Institute in cooperation with the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.
Dr. Goodman earned his MA and Ph.D. at Boston University.