Norman L. Goodman, PhD

Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Location: Lexington, Kentucky, United States

Norman L. Goodman, PhD, Professor Emeritus at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in microbiology.

Dr. Goodman has distinguished himself as a board-certified bioanalyst and medical microbiologist in practice since the 1950s, when his interest in the topics was piqued by a second-year college bacteriology course. He completed a Bachelor of Science in 1954 at Southwestern State University and spent the next two years serving proudly in the United States Army, where his work in the clinical laboratory at an Army hospital in Germany only reinforced his love for the discipline. Dr. Goodman continued his education at the University of Oklahoma after completing his military service, where he earned a Master of Science in 1960 and was awarded with a Doctor of Philosophy in 1965.

Dr. Goodman began his professional career as a microbiologist for the United States Public Health Service in 1962 and returned to academia in 1968, becoming an assistant professor and director of the bacteriology laboratory at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He immediately found his passion in teaching, and is most proud to have worked closely with medical students to pursue their continuing postgraduate education. Following this period, Dr. Goodman left the Medical University of South Carolina in 1971 to begin a decades-long career at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, beginning as an associate professor and rising to become a full professor and the director of mycology.

Throughout the course of his career at the University of Kentucky, Dr. Goodman held leadership roles in the American Society of Microbiology, the International Union of Microbiology Societies, and the American Academy of Microbiology, and was named as the president of the Mycology Society of America, among others. Presently, Dr. Goodman enjoys emeritus status at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and remains active in church and community life. He cherishes his 42-year marriage to his late wife, Markita, a teacher, and is a proud parent and grandparent.

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