Michael Goodman


Michael Goodman he/his/him

Senior Advisor to the Chancellor for Economic Development and Strategic Initiatives

Chancellor's Office




Claire T. Carney Library 356


2000Boston UniversityPhD
1998Boston UniversityMA


  • Social Science Research Methods
  • Public Management
  • Policy Analysis


Research awards

  • $ 8,000,000 awarded by MA Division of Marine Fisheries for Blue Economy Initiatives
  • $ 10,000 awarded by One SouthCoast Chamber for One SouthCoast Chamber Strategic Planning Process
  • $ 93,882 awarded by Vineyard Wind for Vineyard Wind 1 LLC - Contract Agreement with UMass Dartmouth


Research interests

  • Economic Sociology
  • Regional Science
  • Economic development
  • Housing Policy
  • Demographics

Dr. Michael Goodman is Executive Director of Economic Development & Community Partnerships and Professor of Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

Prior to assuming this role he served as Senior Advisor to the Chancellor following 18 months of service  as Acting Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. This followed six years of service as Executive Director of the Public Policy Center, two terms as Faculty Senate President, and six years as Chair of the Department of Public Policy.

A leading analyst of the Massachusetts economy, he has authored or co-authored over fifty professional publications on a wide range of public policy issues including regional economic development and housing policy as well as demographic and other applied social science research topics. 

Throughout his career he has served as a principal investigator on over $14 million in external grants and contracts from a diverse array of public and private sources.

Professor Goodman currently serves as Co-Editor of MassBenchmarks, the journal of the Massachusetts economy published by the UMass Donahue Institute in cooperation with the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. He is also an active and longstanding member of several boards and community based organizations including:

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