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Leigh B. Goodson, Ph.D.Leigh B. Goodson, Ph.D.
Vice President of Research and Institutional Advancement
Associate Professor of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine


leigh.goodson@okstate.edu

Education | Professional Experience | Organizations | Honors & Awards | Publications | Activities


Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, May 1990
  • Master of Science, Organizational Communication, Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas, December 1994
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Educational Research and Evaluation, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, May 2000

 

Professional Experience

Academic Experience

Assistant Professor of Medical Education
Oklahoma State University, Center for Health Sciences-College of Osteopathic Medicine
Tulsa, OK, July 2001-Present

  • Instruct students in the areas of research methodology and applied statistics. Research interests include educational testing and factors in student performance.

Laboratory Instructor
Oklahoma State University
Tulsa, OK, June 1999

  • Instruct students in the laboratory portion of Analyses of Variance, a doctoral level statistics class offered through the College of Education.

Private Tutor
September 1997-Present

  • Tutor graduate students in the following subjects: Elementary Statistics, Analyses of Variance, Multiple Regression, and Research Design.

Senior Academic Counselor
Oklahoma State University, Education Student Academic Services
Stillwater, OK, June 1996-March 1998

  • Taught Freshmen Orientation, a one credit hour course designed to enhance the freshman experience and improve retention.

Academic Counselor
Oklahoma State University, Education Student Academic Services
Stillwater, OK, May 1995-June 1996

  • Taught Freshmen Orientation.

Guest Instructor
Fort Hays State University, Department of Communication
Fort Hays, KS, Summer 1994

  • Taught Introduction to Oral Communication during the summer semester.

Administrative Experience

Associate Dean for Student Affairs
Oklahoma State University, Center for Health Sciences-College of Osteopathic Medicine
Tulsa, OK, July 2000-Present

  • Serve as Associate Dean for Student Affairs, which encompasses Recruitment, Admissions, Marketing and Communication, Registrar, Financial Aid, Student Life, Educational Resources and Development and the Medical Library. Perform administrative duties in all matters pertaining to the recruitment and admission process, financial aid, and registrar duties including supervision and development of eight professional and six support staff, development and monitoring of budget activities, evaluation and improvement of goals, and submission of periodic operational reports to the Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.
  • Serve as Registrar through oversight of grading policies, grading system and student records.
  • Serve as Director of Recruitment through promotional activities such as campus tours, pre-medical college visits, high school seminars, osteopathic conventions, and a variety of other groups. Develop and maintain a successful rapport with outside constituencies including but not limited to osteopathic physicians referring prospective students and pre-medical advisors from area postsecondary institutions.
  • Serve as Director of Admissions through oversight of scheduling interview dates, solicitation and scheduling of interviewers, and receipt of recommendations from outside constituents.
  • Serve as Director of Educational Resources and Development through oversight of Faculty Development programs, institutional research, and academic support projects.
  • Major role on the Strategic Planning Steering Committee for the Oklahoma State University system.
  • Serve as the institutional representative to the American Association of College of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service (AACOMAS) Advisory Council (AAC).

Assistant Dean for Students/Admissions and Recruitment (acting)
Oklahoma State University, Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
Tulsa, OK, August 1999-July 2000

  • Perform administrative duties in all matters pertaining to the recruitment and admission process including supervision and development of two professional and two support staff, development and monitoring of budget activities, evaluation and improvement of goals, and submission of periodic operational reports to the Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.
  • Develop and maintain a successful rapport with outside constituencies including but not limited to osteopathic physicians referring prospective students and pre-medical advisors from area postsecondary institutions.
  • Participate in the recruitment process through campus tours, pre-medical college organizations, high school seminars, osteopathic conventions, and a variety of other groups.
  • Participate in the admissions process through scheduling of interview dates, solicitation and scheduling of interviewers, and receipt of recommendations from outside constituents.
  • Serve as the institutional representative to the American Association of College of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service (AACOMAS) Advisory Council (AAC).

Assistant Registrar
Oklahoma State University, Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
Tulsa, OK, April 1998-June 1999

  • Responsible for all Registrar operations including: posting grades, generating grade reports, delivering grade reports, transcript accuracy, certifications, enrollment, rank calculation, degree verification, maintenance of demographic information, and requested statistical reports.
  • Administrator in charge of implementation and operation of the student information data, SCT-IA Plus 2000. This includes representing functional users to technical support, customizing the program, training users, scheduling operations, security administration, and reporting to upper administration regarding implementation progress.
  • Assist in reporting enrollment statistics to the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, the U.S. (AACOMAS), and other outside agencies requesting such information.

Senior Academic Counselor
Oklahoma State University, Education Student Academic Services
Stillwater, OK, June 1996-March 1998

  • Academically advised students from entrance into the College of Education to graduation.
  • Liaison to the department of Health, Physical Education and Leisure; responsible for communicating with students and faculty regarding degree requirements and university policy.
  • Responsible for the evaluation of services in Student Academic Services including the raising of funds, 2hiring and supervision of staff, collection of surveys, software purchases, budget oversight, data entry, data analyses, and reporting of results to College of Education administration.
  • Staff advisor to the Oklahoma State University chapter of Phi Eta Sigma.
  • Responsible for Freshman Summer enrollment.

Academic Counselor
Oklahoma State University, Education Student Academic Services
Stillwater, OK, May 1995-June 1996

  • Academically advised students from entrance into the College of Education to graduation. Taught Freshman Orientation. Responsible for Freshman Summer enrollment.
  • Counseled probation students concerning time management, study skills, academic goals and academic success.
  • Responsible for recruitment activities.
  • Pagemaster; responsible for the initial development and maintenance of the department web page.

Admissions Counselor
Fort Hays State University, Office of Admissions
Hays, KS, 1992-1995

  • Cultivated interest in the University in Northeast Kansas through high school visits and college planning conferences.
  • Provided individualized assistance to prospective students and their family members through correspondence, telemarketing, campus visits, and advisement.
  • Communicated with applicants concerning financial aid, housing, admissions, orientation, academic advisement, enrollment and registration.
  • Worked with faculty to facilitate contact between prospective students and faculty during high school visits, college planning conferences, campus visits, and scholarship receptions.
  • Responsible for production and coordination of computer presentation shown at college planning conferences.
  • Developed database of alumni volunteers.

Caseworker and Staff Assistant
Office of Congressman Glenn English, 6 th Congressional District of Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, OK, 1991-1992

  • Assisted constituents by acting as a liaison to federal agencies. Processed the majority of incoming public opinion. Coordinated incoming and outgoing correspondence.

Special Events and Volunteer Coordinator
Kerr for Congress Committee, 3rd Congressional District of Oklahoma
Poteau, OK, 1990

  • Recruited and organized volunteers for entire district. Kept a schedule of parades, festivals, and other special events and organized dinners and parties. Created, updated, and maintained a contributor and fundraising database.

 

Professional Organizations

  • Member of the Oklahoma State Regents of Higher Education (OSRHE) Council on Student Affairs (COSA)
  • Member of the National Association of Student Personal Administrators
  • Member of the Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Student Services/AACOMAS Advisory Council; Chair
  • Member of the Oklahoma Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
  • Member of the Southern Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
  • Member of the American Educational Research Association
  • Member of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
  • Member of the Kansas Association of College Registrar and Admissions Officers, 1992-1995
  • College Planning Conference Committee, 1994-1995
  • Member of the Oklahoma City Downtown Business and Professional Women’s Club, 1990-1992
  • Legislative Committee; Institute for Public Leadership Participant, 1991

 

Honors and Awards

  • Member of the Oklahoma State University Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa International
  • Oklahoma State University Recipient of the Helmer and Frances Sorenson Endowment Scholarship, 1994
  • Oklahoma State University Recipient of the Graduate College Dean’s Tuition Waiver, 1996-1999
  • Fort Hays State University Recipient of the Sene Carlile Scholarship for Communication, 1993
  • Oklahoma State University Recipient of the A.R. Larason President’s Distinguished Scholarship, 1986-1990

 

Publications

Evans, Paul, D.O., Goodson, Leigh B., Ph.D., Schoffman, Susan I., M.P.H., Baker, H.H. (2003) Relations Between Academic Performance by Medical Students and COMLEX-USA Level 2: A Multisite Analysis. Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. 2003, Vol. 103 No. 11: pp. 551-556.

Evans, Paul, D.O., Goodson, Leigh B., Ph.D., Schoffman, Susan I., M.P.H. (2002) Relationship Between Academic Achievement and Student Performance on the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners’ COMLEX-USA Level 2 Examination. Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. 2003, Vol. 103 No. 7: pp. 331-336.

Hawaii International Conference on Education, “Relationships Between Academic Performance by Medical Students and COMLEX-USA Level 2: A Multisite Analysis”, (poster and roundtable), Honolulu, HI, January 2003.

Glass, R. Thomas, D.D.S., Ph.D., Goodson, Leigh B., Ph.D., Bullard, James W., B.S., Conrad, Robert S., Ph.D. (2001) Comparison of the Effectiveness of Several Denture Sanitizing Systems: A Clinical Study. Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry, Dec. 2001, Vol. 22, No. 12, pp. 1093-1106.

Goodson, Leigh B., Ph.D., Glass, R. Thomas, D.D.S., Ph.D., Conrad, R.S., Ph.D., Bullard, James W., B.A., SI ASCP. (2000). Comparative Evaluation of Denture Decontamination Using the MicroDent Sanitizing and Cleaning System, Polident ® with PoliShield TM , and Tap Water: An In vivo Study. General Dentistry Vol. 51, No. 2: 148-151.

Goodson, Leigh B. (2000). The A CTSurvey of Academic Advising : Assessment of the psychometric properties and development of a short form. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK.

Goodson, Leigh B. (1997, April). The predictability of competency and self-determination on self-regulated learning. Proceedings of the Oklahoma Association for Institutional Research and Planning. Spring 1997 Conference, Section I.

Collier, C. & Goodson, L.B. (1997, March). Knowledge, behaviors and opinions of physical exercise activities in older adults (65+). Paper presented at the Eighth Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK.

Goodson, L.B. (1996, October). The interactive influence of two intrinsic motivational components on academic performance among college bound high school students. Paper presented at the conference of the Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association, Stillwater, OK.

Goodson, L.B. (1994 ). Negative and Positive Political Advertising Affecting Voting Behavior in Primary Campaigns. Unpublished masters thesis, Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS.

 

Activities

  • Volunteer Riverfield Country Day School 2001-Present
  • Volunteer Eliot Elementary School 2003-Present
  • Volunteer Eugene Field Elementary School 2004
  • Member of the YWCA Camp Takatoka Board, Tulsa, OK 2002-Present
  • Member of the Trinity Episcopal Day School Parents Association;
    Board Member – 2000-2001; Homeroom Parent-1999-2000
  • Member of the Tau Beta of Chi Omega Advisory Board; Scholarship Advisor 1996-1998
  • Member of the Stillwater Chi Omega Alumni Association 1995-1998
  • Member of the Northwest Kansas Alumni Panhellenic, 1992-1995
  • Member of the North Central Kansas Chi Omega Alumni Association, 1992-1995
  • Member of the Oklahoma City Chi Omega Alumni Association, 1990-1992