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Faculty and Staff

Janie Riddle Goodman, Ph.D.

Title: Clinical Assistant Professor, M.Ed. in Teaching
Department: Instruction and Teacher Education
College of Education
Phone: 803-777-9495

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Janie Goodman is a clinical assistant professor in the undergraduate Middle Level Education program and the graduate Master of Education in Teaching program. She taught middle level English Language Arts for 32 years prior to joining the faculty at UofSC. Goodman teaches undergraduate courses in ELA assessment, methods and materials, and content area literacy. She also teaches graduate courses in teacher leadership and ideas and issues in teaching. Goodman is a member of the UofSC Accreditation Team for SCISA (South Carolina Independent School Association).


Ph.D., Language and Literacy, M.ED., Reading, B.A., English and History Education, University of South Carolina


Oglan, V.A., & Goodman, J.R. (2017). Building bridges across the disciplines: Professional development behind the fence. In M.E. Styslinger, K. Gavigan, & K. Albright (Eds.), Literacy behind bars: Successful reading and writing strategies for use with incarcerated youth and adults. Lanham, MD: Roman & Littlefield.


Goodman, J.R. & Oglan, V. (2017). Making the invisible visible: Creating and fostering a classroom culture of thinking. South Carolina Middle School Journal, 47-53. 

Presentations and Workshops

March 2017- South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice, Columbia, SC: "The Sounds of Silence: Thinking Beyond the Classroom."

January 2017- South Carolina Council of Teachers of English, Kiawah Island, SC: "The Sounds of Silence: Thinking Beyond the Classroom."

November 2016- National Council of Teachers of English, Atlanta, GA: "Promoting Social Change: Literacy Behind the Fence."

April 2016- Professional Development Schools National Conference, Orlando, FL: "Partnerships Behind the Fence: Translating Social Justice Theory into Action through a Partnership."

March 2016- South Carolina Association for Middle Level Education, Myrtle Beach, SC: "Read to Succeed: Professional Development for Middle Level Educators."

February 2016- Norwegian Teacher Exchange: University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC: "Reading, Writing, Thinking: Making Literacy Happen for All Learners."

January 2016- South Carolina Council of Teachers of English, Kiawah Island, SC: "Waiting on Education to Change: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving."

Research and Expertise

Janie Goodman's areas of research interest include content area and disciplinary literacies, creating a thinking classroom within a literacy workshop framework, developing and expanding educational opportunities for incarcerated youth, and standards based instructional practices.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.