Dr. Carol A. Goodman is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Disorders and Deafness and the undergraduate coordinator of the Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences program at Kean University. She is also a nationally certified ASL-English Interpreter (Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Certificates of Interpretation and Transliteration).
Dr. Goodman currently teaches American Sign Language (ASL) at Kean, where she is developing a minor in this subject area. She has taught students who are deaf and hard of hearing in both residential and mainstreamed programs. She has also become a nationally renowned interpreter, providing services throughout the country in a multitude of settings, including special opportunities such as the Inauguration of President Barack Obama, the first-ever international Deaf Cruise, and international, national, regional and state conferences of Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous. She also presents workshops on mentoring, visual and gestural language, using sign with special populations, and other specific topics of interest related to deafness and interpreting.
A prolific writer, Dr. Goodman co-authored the text, They Hear Through Their Eyes: Referring and Serving the Deaf Client in Recovery (2006), which she co-authored with an addictions specialist, Dr. Eugene Crone. Articles include The Teaching of Sign Language to Pre-service Teachers of the Deaf in an Accredited Comprehensive Teacher Preparation Program (2004) and Substance Abuse Treatment in Persons with Special Need (2003). Currently, she is collaborating with Drs. Lyn Joiner-Shrayer and Alan Gertner from Kean University to investigate the musical perception abilities of persons who have cochlear implants. She has recently become the site/program administrator for www.soberfingers.com, a website being developed for persons who are deaf and hard of hearing seeking resources for alcoholism.
Dr. Goodman received a B.A. in Communication Sciences from the University of Florida, an M.Ed. in Deaf Education from Temple University, and an Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.