Ryan Goodwin

Dir, UCF Center for Higher Education Innovation
University of Central Florida

Dr. Ryan Goodwin is the Founding Director of the Center for Higher Education Innovation at the University of Central Florida. Dr. Goodwin’s research and practice focus on higher education innovations that improve access, success, and completion for all. He is particularly interested in the educational systems and organizational structures that influence student movement to and through postsecondary education. A native Hoosier, Dr. Goodwin earned a B.S. in Elementary Education from Indiana University Bloomington and began his career in elementary school classrooms. He earned a Master’s in Higher Education and Student Affairs with a concentration in Higher Education Administration at the University of South Carolina and was awarded the Erickson Research Fellowship to attend Michigan State University, where he completed a dual Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education.



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