Title: Biology Educator
Location: Dahlonega, Georgia, United States
Nancy Goodyear, Biology Educator, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of science education.
Dr. Goodyear started her higher education at MacMurray College, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in biology in 1967. She continued at the University of Wisconsin, where she earned a Master of Science in bacteriology, and in 1969, she started as a secondary teacher at the Foreign Mission Board Southern Baptist Convention. In 1971, Dr. Goodyear became a secondary science teacher for the Pine Bluff School Systems, where she worked until 1976 when she earned an EdD in science education from Auburn University. She became a professor of biology at Bainbridge College, where she went on to work for 25 years. From 1992 to 2002, she worked as an adjunct professor of biology at Tallahassee Community College, and in 2003, she started working as an adjunct at San Joaquin Delta College. Dr. Goodyear became an adjunct professor of biology at Solano Community College in 2006, and in 2011, she started as an adjunct professor of medical microbiology at North Georgia College State University.
In addition to her professional pursuits as an educator, Dr. Goodyear has contributed to a variety of publications, including “Reaction Time to a Fixed and Pseudo-Random Auditory Stimulus,” “The Use of a Regional Science Fair to Generate an Organic Collaboration,” and the Laboratory Manual for Physiology, Volume 1, among others. For her excellence as an educator, she has received myriad awards, including being named Distinguished Professor of the Year by the Bainbridge College Association of Educators in 2000, receiving a Meritorious Faculty Award in 1992, and being named to the Outstanding Young Women of America in 1978, among many more. As a further testament to her success, Dr. Goodyear has been featured in the 17th edition of Who’s Who in the World, the 26th edition of Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, as well as multiple editions of Who’s Who of American Women and Who’s Who in America.
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