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Memoir

Frederick L. Goodman
Regent's Proceedings 360

Frederick L. Goodman, Ph.D., professor of education in the School of
Education, will retire from active faculty status on May 31, 2005.

Professor Goodman received his A.B. and A.M.T. degrees from
Harvard University in 1954 and 1956, respectively, and his Ph.D. degree
from the University of Michigan in 1961. He joined the University of
Michigan faculty as an instructor in 1960 and was promoted to assistant
professor in 1961, associate professor in 1965, and professor in 1969. He
was a research associate in the Urban and Regional Planning Program from
1972-73 and research scientist from 1974-80.

Professor Goodman has long been active in the design and utilization
of communication systems, simulations, and educational games. In the
1960s, he was the chief consultant to the then U.S. Office of Education
responsible for the design of the decentralized Educational Resources
Information Center (ERIC). He has designed numerous games and guided
the development of the Interactive Communications and Simulations (ICS)
Program based in the School of Education. He has also lectured and led
seminars on gaming at institutions around the world, including schools in
Russia, China, Canada, and Mexico.

In addition to teaching courses in the history and philosophy of
education throughout his 45-year tenure, Professor Goodman was actively
involved in the Master of Arts with Teaching Certificate (MAC) Program
designed for professionals with varied backgrounds who are making the
transition into secondary school teaching. He served as chair of the Division
of Behavioral and Social Foundations from 1971-73 and was a member of
the Rackham Graduate Board and vice-chair of the Urban and Regional
Planning Ph.D. Program at the Rackham Graduate School from 1974-75. He
served on the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs (SACUA)
from 1971-73 and was chair of SACUA in 1973-74.

The Regents salute this distinguished faculty member by naming
Frederick L. Goodman professor emeritus of education.