Professor of Organizational Psychology
Carnegie Mellon University
Paul S. Goodman holds the Richard M. Cyert Professorship and is Professor of Organizational Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University. He was educated at Trinity College (BA), the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College (MBA), and has a Ph.D. from Cornell University in Organizational Psychology.
Professor Goodman’s research interests focus on designing effective work groups, learning in distributed work groups, and organizational change and effectiveness. Current research work examines new forms of workgroups, knowledge exchange in weak-tie work environments, organizational errors, and organizational linkages.
Professor Goodman published eight books and more than 80 professional articles and chapters. His most recent books are Missing Organizational Linkages (Sage 2000) and Technology Enhanced Learning: Opportunities for Change (Erlbaum 2001).
Professor Goodman is a Fellow in the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, in the American Psychological Society, and the Academy of Management. He won the Academy of Management's Distinguished Educator Award (2001).
Professor Goodman is director of the Institute for Strategic Development at Carnegie Mellon. This Institute establishes strategic global alliances with universities, governments, and industry. There are ongoing projects in Mexico, Latin America, India, Singapore, and South Africa. Many of the projects focus on using technology to provide better access and to enhance learning. He also is director of the Center for the Management of Technology, which creates industry-university strategic partnerships.
He has served in an advisory capacity for organizations such as the National Research Council, National Science Foundation, and Department of Labor, as well as industrial and nonprofit organizations.
Professor Goodman is a documentary filmmaker. He has produced around 20 educational films about work and workers. In addition, he has produced two TV level documentaries on India and Brazil, which appeared nationally on PBS, have been distributed internationally, and have appeared in selected film festivals.