About Robert Goodman:
Robert Goodman, the 2006 New Jersey State Teacher of the Year, is the Executive Director of the New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning (NJCTL) and a teacher of science and engineering at the Bergen County Technical High School in Teterboro, where, in 1999, he founded the Progressive Science Initiative (PSI). Bob has worked since then to expand PSI to include most of high school science and now K-12 mathematics, with the launch of the Progressive Mathematics Initiative (PMI). Bob is a member of the New Jersey Task Force on College and Career Readiness; served on NEA’s Commission on Effective Teachers and Teaching; is a Content Expert Reviewer for Achieve; and has served as a Field Reader for the US DOE. In April, 2008 Bob co-authored the article, Squaring the Circle: A Mathematically Rigorous Physics First which was published in The Physics Teacher, the peer reviewed journal of the American Association of Physics Teachers. In 2007, Bob received the I CAN Learn – NEA Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence and was a finalist for the Horace Mann-NEA Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence. In his twenty year business career, preceding his entrance into education, Bob worked as the President and Chief Executive Officer for a number of corporations including Harman Kardon, JBL Consumer Products, and Onkyo International Operations. He received his B.S. in physics from MIT, his M.A.T. in physics from SUNY Stony Brook and his Ed.D. in science education from Rutgers University, where Kappa Delta Pi awarded him the 2006 Delta Xi Award for outstanding dissertation.