UF names new education dean, citing research strength as key

Glenn E. Good, an education and counseling scholar and an associate dean at the University of Missouri College of Education, has been named the 13th dean of the University of […]


August 1, 2011



Glenn E. Good, an education and counseling scholar and an associate dean at the University of Missouri College of Education, has been named the 13th dean of the University of Florida College of Education.

Dean Glenn E. Good

Good’s appointment, the result of a nationwide search, was announced Monday by UF provost Joseph Glover. Good will assume his new post Sept. 29. He succeeds Catherine Emihovich, who is stepping down after nine years as the college’s top administrator. She will remain on faculty as a tenured professor and researcher.

Good has held education associate dean posts at Missouri since 2008. His current title is associate dean for administration, research and performance excellence. He also is a professor of counselor psychology and has been a Missouri faculty member since 1990. His research focuses on gender issues in education, mental health, counseling and psychotherapy.

He has generated close to $1 million in research grants in his career and twice was named Researcher of the Year by the Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity, a division of the American Psychological Association. He currently is conducting a clinical trial funded by the National Institutes of Health, assessing the effectiveness of student-provided interventions for smoking cessation and diet improvement.

“Dr. Good’s exceptional background in education research and research funding made him an ideal candidate and an excellent choice. We look forward to his arrival,” Glover said.

Good has completed the Management Development Program at Harvard University and the President’s Academic Leadership Development Institute of the University of Missouri system. He previously was named mentor/adviser of the year by the College of Education and has received several awards for teaching excellence, including the Kemper Teaching Fellowship which is the University of Missouri’s highest teaching honor.

He is a licensed psychologist in California and Missouri and is a fellow in numerous organizations, including the American Psychological Association, Psychology of Women, Society for the Psychology of Men and Masculinity, and the Division of Psychotherapy.

He is the author or co-author of five books and some 88 published journal reports and book chapters on counseling and psychotherapy.

“This is a transformative time in education,” Good said. “I look forward to assisting the outstanding faculty, staff and students of the University of Florida College of Education in pioneering innovative advances in educator preparation and associated fields upon which the future of our society depends.”

Good received his doctorate in counseling psychology in 1987 from Ohio State University. He has a master’s in counseling from the University of Oregon and a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Davis.

At UF, Good will assume leadership of a college of education with national credentials similar to his current school. The Florida and Missouri education colleges, coincidentally, share the No. 52 slot in the latest U.S. News and World Report rankings of America’s Best Graduate Schools in education. Both schools also have top 10 counselor education programs, which is Good’s academic specialty, with Missouri ranked eighth and UF second.

Good inherits a 105-year-old college at UF with four other top 20 programs: in special education (No. 4), elementary teacher education (15th), curriculum and instruction (17th) and secondary education (19th). UF’s College of Education is considered a national leader in contemporary education reform, partnering with more than 300 public schools across Florida in whole-school improvement efforts and free, on-the-job degree programs and professional development for teachers at high-need schools.

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SOURCE: Glenn E. Good, newly appointed dean, UF College of Education; GoodG@missouri.edu; 573-882-9644

WRITER: Larry Lansford, Director, COE News & Communications, llansford@coe.ufl.edu; 352-273-4137