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Curriculum Vitae: William B. Goldman, Ph.D.
723 Deer Ridge Way, Meyers, CA | (707) 555-7821 |


Leading teacher and researcher with a 20-year academic and corporate career producing powerful learning opportunities for corporate and higher education. Versatile and effective educator with 10 years experience in corporate training and over 10 years experience in higher education. Recognized for teaching excellence based on technical, research, and design fundamentals – awarded Outstanding Professor medal five times by colleagues and students.

World-renown educational researcher with three active, fully funded research programs, and a prolific body of research results. Publications include books, book chapters, articles, papers, and presentations. Awarded the John Dewey Prize, an internationally sought-after acknowledgement of lifetime achievements to educational theory.

Expert corporate manager of 15-person instructional design and delivery team directing corporate-wide skills and procedures training. Skilled at leveraging information technology to reduce training costs while dramatically improving productivity and results.

Actively committed to the role of philanthropical consultant, advising over 50 school systems and corporations to apply learning theory effectively to achieve 4-sigma gains on learner performance. National reputation for launching self-help programs, which result in a more highly qualified and productive workforce.


Columbia University, Teachers College, New York, NY, 1990
Doctor of Philosophy (Education – Curriculum and Instruction)
Dissertation Title: “The Effects of Multi-Dimensional Realism in Simulation-Based Corporate Leadership Training”
Dissertation Chair: Dr. S. Skywalker, Ph.D.
Major Professors: D. Sterling, C. Fong, and A. Simms
Awarded Summa Honorus Dissertatum

Harvard University, School of Education, Cambridge, MA, 1983
Master of Arts (Education – Instructional Design)
Thesis Title: “Meta-Analysis of Instructional Design Effects in Computer-Based Corporate Training”
Thesis Advisor: Dr. W. Benjamin, Ed.D.

Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA, 1980
Bachelor of Science (Mathematics and Statistics)
Senior Project: Meta-Analytical Techniques
Graduated Summa Cum Laude


1999 - Present
Professor of Education
Teaching Activity: Adult Learning Theory, Advanced Statistics, Curriculum Theory, Instructional Design I and II, Practicum in Corporate Training, Research Methods.
Research Activity: Authored two chapters, presented four papers, and served as Principal Researcher on three research projects and as Advising Specialist on eight other projects.
Departmental Service: Advised students, recruited prospective students, chaired Curriculum Committee, served on two other committees, and mentored junior colleagues.
University Service: Served as area representative to accreditation team, served on Corporate Education Committee, and spearheaded alumni awareness campaign.
Significant Achievements:
Received Distinguished Teaching Award.
Advised and coached six students resulting in scholarship awards of $150,000.
Secured multi-year, $5M grant to support research program and attract junior faculty.
Forged partnerships between local businesses and university to pilot self-help training opportunities for underprivileged.

1997 - 1999
Associate Professor of Education
Teaching Activity: Curriculum Theory, Educational Statistics, Evaluation Methodology, Instructional Design I and II, Online Learning Models, Research Methods.
Research Activity: Authored two books and three chapters, presented two papers, and served as Assistant Researcher on two research projects.
Departmental Service: Advised students, recruited prospective students, served on the Curriculum Committee and Technology Committee, and wrote three grant applications.
University Service: Served on the Task Force for university Open House and on General Curriculum Committee.
Significant Achievements:
Received Distinguished Teaching Award.
Secured $20,000 university mini-grant to fund a local pilot for new teacher orientation, which received an excellent rating from 92% of the attendees.
Established a network of local business and government contacts to support dialog concerning community needs and university programs.

1994 - 1997
Assistant Professor of Education
Teaching Activity: Educational Statistics, Evaluation Methodology, Instructional Design I and II, Technology in Education.
Research Activity: Authored six articles and presented two papers.
Departmental Service: Advised students, served on the Computer and wrote a technology grant application.
College Service: Served on the General Curriculum Committee.
Significant Achievements:
· Received Outstanding Teaching Award.
· Secured $120,000 technology grant to fund a computer-based experimental classroom. Room became a showplace for community groups and corporate training partners.
· Designed and supervised first annual Teacher Open House intended to inform local high school teachers about opportunities for their students and themselves. Achieved a 22% enrollment rate for visiting teachers and a 38% increase in high school student referrals.

1991 - 1994
Taught Educational Statistics, Instructional Design, Mathematics Education, and Technology in Education. Wrote three articles on instructional techniques for corporate training. Oversaw staffing of the college computer lab.
· Designed and taught a series of short courses on mathematics education using technology to provide in-service hours for working teachers.
· Developed and delivered workshops on data analysis for educators in order to address the State’s new credential requirement.
· Tutored advanced students and advised about university matriculation; 12 students continued on to become merit scholars.
· Consulted at local high schools to support development of instructional technology.

1990 - 1991
Adjunct Professor of Education
Taught Computers in Education and Educational Statistics. Wrote and presented a paper on the comparison of corporate and academic instructional goals. Consulted with local schools on the scope of the mathematics curriculum.
· Received positive student evaluations based on the design of the courses and the methods of delivery.
· Coached students to achieve highest ratings on the CBEST certification exam.
· Developed and delivered an introductory practicum on instructional techniques in corporate education.


1988 - 1990
Director of Corporate Training
Managed an instructional staff of 25, including course designers, authors, graphic artists, trainers, evaluators, and counselors. Developed promotional campaigns to recruit corporate clients. Designed rapid course development process for customized programs. Advised students on course choices and career goals. Supervised the evaluation of programs and review of trainers.
· Established a loyal base of corporate clients, resulting in 28% growth in course subscriptions.
· Spearheaded conversion of traditional course development techniques from paper-based to computer-based design, decreasing development time by two weeks.
· Emphasized customized curricula for banking and securities industry, achieving a 32% increase in course revenue.

1985 - 1988
Manager of Executive Education Programs
Directed 8-person development team focused on instructional programs for the working executive. Identified marketing opportunities and oversaw development of marketing campaigns for executive education. Presented curriculum overviews to professional associations. Formed alliances with local business to identify and meet educational needs. Reviewed and evaluated course delivery and content.
· Tailored the case-study instructional technique to provide real-world scenarios for students to practice active analysis and decision-making.
· Developed a targeted presentation introducing program objectives and benefits to inform business professionals of educational opportunities.
· Designed a peer review and mentoring process for trainers, resulting in a 30% increase in trainer evaluation scores.

1983 - 1985
Lead Corporate Trainer
Supervised and scheduled four corporate trainers. Taught courses in mathematics and statistics. Advised and tutored students. Developed and piloted instructional modules.

1980 - 1983
Corporate Trainer
Taught corporate training courses in mathematics and statistics. Advised and tutored students.


Service to the Profession

Corporate Trainer Ethics Committee, International Association for Continuing Education & Training, Co-Chair
Current Issues Committee, American Society for Training & Development, Member
Program Reviews of Oakland University and Bay College, Lead Evaluator
Accreditation Teams, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Visiting Team Member
Public Interviews on Radio and Television Stations, KGO, KICU, KCBS, KRON, Fox, and NPR
CEO Panel on Executive Training, The International Association for Management Education, Member

Service to the University

Accreditation Task Force Member
Open House, Co-Chair, Coordinated Visiting High School Teacher Program
Alumni Awareness Campaign, Chair
Welcome Week, Area Leader
Technology Committee, Member
Training Committee, Member
HR Committee, Member
Participated in New Student Prospecting Sponsored by Admissions Department
Solicited and Developed Corporate Research Sponsorships

Service to the School

Curriculum Committee, Chair
Research Review Committee, Member
Mentoring Program, Developer and Manager
Student Assimilation Program, Participant
Student Advising – Undeclared Majors
College Night Recruiting, Advisor

Service to the Community

· Consulted on installation and operation of numerous computer training centers in public and private schools, community centers, and corporate training sites.
· Delivered lectures on self-help techniques for corporate job seekers, sponsored by Economic Development Council.
· Supervised community-based programs for employment development, focusing on job skills and training.
· Facilitated corporate sponsorships of community development programs by encouraging monetary and equipment donations. Established a public service program in which advanced students donated time to provide hands-on instruction in community-based training centers.



Goldman, W. B. (2000). Technology in the Workplace. Boston: Harvard University Press.
Goldman, W. B. (1999). Guide to Executive Training Strategies. New York: Doubleday.
Goldman, W. B. (1998). Primer for Corporate Trainers. Philadelphia: Scholastic Press.


Adams, S. L., Goldman, W. B., & O’Malley, D. S., (1996). International Review of Corporate Training Strategies. In P. Roberson, Worldwide Corporate Training (pp. 28-73). Philadelphia: Business Press.
Cordova, C., & Goldman, W. B., (1998). Knowledge Transfer in Corporate America. In R. McEnvoy, Corporate Culture (pp. 215-258). Los Angeles: Corporate Publications.
Goldman, W. B., (1998). Evaluation Strategies for Corporate Training. In C. Fong, Evaluation in Education (pp. 280-315). San Francisco: Helix.
Goldman, W. B., & McLeod, M. L., (2000). Ethics for Corporate Trainers. In P. Winters, Workplace Training (pp. 162-214). New York: Harcourt.
Goldman, W. B., & O’Malley, D. S., (2001). Challenge and Reward in Corporate Training. In C. Catello, Corporate Education (pp. 240-285). Chicago: Educational Review.
Goldman, W. B., O’Malley, & Wong, D. S., (1999). Realism in Learning. In M. Hope, Learning Theory and Strategy (pp. 91-115). Chicago: Dewey Press.
Goldman, W. B., & Simms, A. B., (2001). Research Designs for Corporate Training. In T. Saunders, Research in Corporate Training (pp. 82-128). New York: Doubleday.
Goldman, W. B., & Thomas, M. R., (2002). Scenario-Based Training. In T. Mack, New Dimensions in Learning (pp. 130-185). Los Angeles: Acme Press.
Goldman, W. B., & Winters, P., (1995). Realism in Learning. In J. Hernandez, Education for America (pp. 190-235). Chicago: Educational Review.


Adams, S. L., Goldman, W. B., & O’Malley, D. S., (1996). Three Case Studies: American, European, and Japanese Training Solutions. International Training, 45, 165-182.
Cordova, C., & Goldman, W. B., (1998). Retooling Executives. Journal of Educational Research, 124, 115-123.
Goldman, W. B., & McLeod, M. L., (2000). The Elements of Effective Simulations. Business Training Strategies, 15, 25-42.
Goldman, W. B., O’Malley, & Wong, D. S., (1999). The Application of Csikszentmihalyi Flow Theory to Corporate Training. Psychology of Learning, 28, 5-27.
Goldman, W. B., & Thomas, M. R., (2002). Meta-Analysis of Training Strategies. Journal of Educational Statistics, 82, 32-45.
Goldman, W. B., & Winters, P., (2001). Web Usage in Corporate America. Education Review, 72, 52-58.


Goldman, W. B., (2001). Disjointed Learning, a Critique of Just-in-Time Training, Proceedings of American Society for Training & Development, 52-60.
Goldman, W. B., (1999). Train the Trainer – Using Technology, Conference Proceedings of International Association for Continuing Education & Training, 78-92.
Goldman, W. B., (1998). Defining Training Goals and Measuring Results, Annual Meeting of Academy of Human Resource Development, 143-147.
Goldman, W. B., (1994). Addressing Cultural Issues through Training, Proceedings of Society for Human Resources Management, 201-238.


Conference Presentations, Poster Sessions, School and Community Lectures

Collaborative Learning Strategies to Increase Realism, (1995). New York Chapter of the Academy of Human Resource Development.
Computer-Based Training for Executives, (2001). Conference of the International Association for Management Education.
Data Collection Techniques for Online Learning, (2000). Annual Meeting of Society for Applied Learning Technology.
Ethical Considerations in Online Learning Research, (1997). Convention of the American Education Research Association.
Instructional Methodology in Corporate Training, (1996). Meeting of the California Chapter of the American Society for Training & Development.
Internet Training Strategies, (June 2000). Campus Presentation, Oakland University.
Measuring ROI for Corporate Training, (October 1999). Commonwealth Club.
Online Learning – Fad or Future, (May 2002). Meeting of Technology Roundtable of San Francisco.
Overview of Development Tools for Online Learning, (February 2000). Campus Presentation, Oakland University.
Technology Overview for Corporate Training, (December 2000). Business Leaders of Northern California.
The Costs of Not Training Executives, (March 2001). Northern California Chapter of the Council for Adult & Experiential Education.
Time to Learn, (April 1999). Campus Roundtable, Oakland University.
Training: Increasing Productivity or Wasting Time, (August 2001). Academic Council of California.


School Awards

· Alumni Relations Award, 1999
· Distinguished Teacher Award, 5 years
· Researcher of the Year, 2001
· University Service Award, 2002

Professional Awards

· Business Educators of America Award, 1996
· Dewey Outstanding Educator, 2000
· Double Helix Award for Educational Research, 1998
· Piaget Prize for Significant Research Contribution, 2001

Community Awards

· Business Leaders of America Prize, 2002
· Dewey Outstanding Educator, 2000


Research Topics

Realism in Corporate Training
Simulation-Based Training
Scenario-Based Training
Technology in Education
Trainer Evaluation and Training
Executive Instructional Techniques and Effectiveness

Directed Research Topics

Effectiveness of Instructional Technology
Effects of Training on Cultural Change
Human Resources Deployment and Support
Technology-Based Corporate Training
The Corporate Trainer Curriculum


Courses Taught

· Adult Learning Theory
· History of Education
· Advanced Statistics
· Instructional Design I
· Collaborative Learning Strategies
· Instructional Design II
· Colloquium in Scenario-Based Training
· Motivational Theory
· Corporate Training Philosophy
· Online Learning Models
· Current Issues in Computer-Based Learning
· Practicum in Corporate Training
· Curriculum Theory
· Research Methods
· Educational Statistics
· Technology in Education
· Evaluation Methodology

Courses Developed

· Adult Learning Theory
· Current Issues in Computer-Based Learning
· Collaborative Learning Strategies
· Online Learning Models
· Colloquium in Scenario-Based Training
· Practicum in Corporate Training
· Corporate Training Philosophy
· Technology in Education

Evaluation Results

· Consistently received student evaluation ratings in the top 5 percentile nationwide.
· Chosen as an instructional model for implementing new techniques and strategies.
· Designated as Master Teacher, fastest promotion in the history of the university.


Professional Affiliations

· Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD)
· American Association for Adult & Continuing Education (AAACE)
· American Education Research Association (AERA)
· American Society for Training & Development (ASTD)
· Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
· Association for Business Simulation and Experiential Learning (ABSEL)
· CompTIA Technology Learning Group
· Council for Adult & Experiential Education (CAEL)
· International Association for Continuing Education & Training (IACET)
· The International Association for Management Education (AACSB)
· Society for Applied Learning Technology (SALT)
· Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM)