Doug Goodman, Ph.D.

Professor and Program Head

Public & Nonprofit Management Program


Dr. Doug Goodman is a Professor and Program Head of Public & Nonprofit Management in the School of Economic, Political, and Policy Sciences at The University of Texas at Dallas. He is also an inaugural John C. Stennis Fellow at the John C. Stennis Institute of Government and Community Development at Mississippi State University.

Dr. Goodman's main teaching and research area focuses on public human resource management and public administration. Dr. Goodman has been at UTD since 2010. Prior to that he worked at Mississippi State University where he received his department's Outstanding Professor award twice (2004 and 2007). He was nominated for the Alumni Graduate Teaching Award in 2003 and the Graduate Student Mentor Award in the College of Arts & Sciences in 2007. He has directed a number of Ph.D. dissertations and serves on many other dissertation committees. Dr. Goodman is the Chair for the Section on Personnel and Labor Relations at ASPA.

Dr. Goodman's current research interests include at-will employment in the public sector, human resource management reforms, local government, sustainability, and public sector retirement benefits. Dr. Goodman has a co-edited book, Contested Landscape: The Politics of Wilderness in Utah and the West. His publications appear in journals such as American Review of Public Administration, Review of Public Personnel Administration, Political Research Quarterly, Human Resource Development Quarterly, Public Personnel Management, Politics & Policy, Public Administration Review, and American Review of Politics. His and his co-authors' 2010 American Review of Public Administration article was named the journal's best article for 2010. Dr. Goodman is the Associate Editor for Practitioner Outreach with the Review of Public Personnel Administration. He also serves on the editorial board at Public Personnel Management and Journal of Public and Nonprofit Administration.

Updated August 15, 2017



Administrative Profile

Public & Nonprofit Mgt

Contact info:

Email: [email protected]

Office: GR 3.202

Phone: 972.883.4969