CISE Faculty Candidate Seminar: Dr. Garrett Goodman

Date: February 26, 2024
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: 1889 Museum Road, Gainesville, Florida, 32608
Host: Department of CISE; Faculty Host: Cheryl Resch
Admission: Free

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Biography: Dr. Garrett Goodman earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering at Wright State University where he also earned his M.S. and B.S. in Computer Science as well. His research focuses on incorporating Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in healthcare and assistive technologies to improve the lives and well-being of people in need. The healthcare realms he focuses on are Dementia Caregiver stress assessment, mortality predictions, cardiovascular monitoring, and others that require assistance. He previously worked as a software development consultant at Illumination Works LLC before starting his graduate degrees and briefly worked with the Air Force Research Labs, Sensors Directorate, during his M.S. Though, during his Ph.D., he found a love for education while teaching the class “Introduction to Software Engineering” as an Adjunct Professor. Thus, his enthusiasm for teaching and working with students has settled him in academia in an education focused role as an Assistant Teaching Professor at Miami University of Ohio.

Title of the Talk: Pedagogy Style, Adaptation, and the New Generation

Abstract: This presentation will discuss the two main styles of teaching in a classroom that Dr. Goodman implores, student advising, and curriculum development. For the teaching styles, they are the standard lecturing in class as well as a flipped classroom approach. This will detail how multiple learning types are engaged in and out of the classroom as well as how traditional programming labs are approached. These points are followed by how Dr. Goodman handles consistent and constructive student feedback to improve the class to the current student body as well as for future students. Next, Dr. Goodman will discuss how he handles advising about class content, degree classes, and internship and job searching. Finally, Dr. Goodman will briefly discuss curriculum development at a singular class level as well as at a degree level.