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.
Dr. Goodyear 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, was a faculty member of the first e-core curriculum for the University System of Georgia in 2000, where she helped write the curriculum for an environmental science course, 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 The University of North Georgia.
In addition to her professional pursuits as an educator, Dr. Goodyear has volunteered at St. Mark’s Wildlife Refuge. She has also 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. She also wrote a poem titled “My Lizard Friend,” which was published in the American Poetry Anthology in 1989. 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, being named to the Outstanding Young Women of America in 1978, and receiving a certificate of appreciation for hosting the first Regional Association for Biology Laboratory Education in 1996. 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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