Ellen F. Goldman

Ellen F. Goldman
Professor, Human & Organizational Learning
(202) 994-4004

Dr. Goldman is a Professor of Human and Organizational Learning and Director of the Master Teacher Leadership Development Programs (Certificate and Master’s degrees), a partnership with the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS). She also serves as Associate Dean for Faculty and Organizational Development in SMHS. Her scholarship and practice focus on learning and leadership development to enhance individual and organizational performance.

Dr. Goldman has studied and published on the development of strategic thinking ability and its application to management development and changing organizational culture. Her research identifying work experiences that contribute to the development of expertise in strategic thinking won the Richard A. Swanson Research Excellence Award. She recently co-developed the Individual Behavioral Assessment Tool for Strategic Thinking. The tool has been used in corporate and non-profit settings and adapted for use in the military.

Since 2011, Dr. Goldman has been providing research, analytical, and training development support to the U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences’ initiative to enhance the strategic thinking for Command. Dr. Goldman has also published on learning in medical training and professional development programs. Her current research interests include educational and organizational practices that develop leadership abilities and higher level thinking skills.

Before coming to academia, Dr. Goldman spent 30 years as a healthcare executive and consultant. She worked with over 300 hospitals and healthcare systems to craft corporate, business and programmatic strategy; assess and implement mergers; identify acquisitions and other growth initiatives, and develop board and managerial leadership.

Publications

Plack, M.M., Goldman, E.F., Scott, A.R., & Brundage. S.B. (2019) Systems thinking in the healthcare professions: A guide for educators and clinician [Monograph]. Washington, DC: The George Washington University. https://hsrc.himmelfarb.gwu.edu/educational_resources_teaching/1/

Lucas, R., Goldman, E. F., Scott, A. R., & Dander, V. (2018). Leadership development programs at academic health centers: Results of a national survey. Academic Medicine, 93(2), 229-236.

Plack, M.M., Goldman, E.F., Scott, A.R., Pintz, C., Herrmann, D., Kline, K., Thompson, T. & Brundage, S.B. (2018). Systems thinking and systems-based practice across the health professions: An inquiry into definitions, teaching practices, and assessment. Teaching and Learning in Medicine, 30(3): 242-254.

Pines, J.M., Alfaraj, S., Batra, S., Carter, C., Manikoth, N. Roche, C., Scott, J. & Goldman, E.F. (2018). Factors important to top clinical performance in emergency medicine residency: Results of an ideation survey and Delphi panel. AEM Education and Training, 2: 269-276.

Essel, K.D., Hysom, E.K., Goldman, E.F. & Lichtenstein, C. (2018). The resident experience of an obesity-focused home visiting curriculum. Medical Science Educator, DOI: 10.1007/s40670-018-00642-9.

DiSabella, M., Walsh, H., Sarnacki, R. & Goldman, E. (2018). Using qualitative inquiry to enhance a child neurology residency. Journal of Child Neurology, DOI: 10.1177/0883073818798118.

Herrmann, L.E., Goldman, E. & Ottolini, M. (2018). Interprofessional education curricula in pediatric residency programs: Survey of U.S. pediatric program directors. Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice, 12: 33-39.

Bhansali, P. & Goldman, E. (2018). A novel peer feedback programme of family-centered rounds. The Clinical Teacher, 15:478-482.

Goldman, E.F., Schlumpf, K.S. & Scott, A.R. (2017). Combining practice and theory to assess strategic thinking. Journal of Strategy and Management, 10(4), 488-504.

Walsh, H.A., Jolly Inouye, A.A. & Goldman, E.F. (2017). Improving communication through resident-nurse shadowing. Hospital Pediatrics, 7(11): 660-667.

Rana, J., Sullivan, A., Brett, M., Weinstein, A., Atkins, K. & SaT Delphi Working Group (incl. Goldman, E.F.) (2017). Defining curricular priorities for student-as-teacher programs: A national Delphi study. Medical Teacher. Accepted for publication November 1, 2017.

Sackett, A. L., Karrasch, A. I., Weyhrauch, W. S., & Goldman, E. F. (2017). Critical skills for soldier leader development. In W. G. Braun III, S. von Hlatky, & K. R. Nossal (Eds.), Kingston Conference on International Security (2016). Engagement Between Peace and War: How Military Institutions Adapt (pp. 33-45). Kingston, Ont.: Queen’s University, Centre for International and Defence Policy.

Goldman, E. F., & Mintz, M. L. (2017). Using concepts from complexity science to accelerate curricular revision. Innovative Higher Education, 42: 437-449.

Sackett, A. L., Karrasch, A. I., Weyhrauch, W. S., & Goldman, E. F. (2016). Enhancing the strategic capability of the Army: An investigation of strategic thinking tasks, skills, and development (ARI Research Report 1995). Fort Belvoir, VA: U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences.

Goldman, E. F., & Scott, A. R. (2016). Competency models for assessing strategic thinking. Journal of Strategy and Management, 9(3), 258-280.

Tuck, M. G., Henry, M., Goldman, E. F., Yang, X., & Barbour, A. (2016). Novel observational tools to assess residents' education of patients. Journal of Graduate Medical Education, 8(3), 452-453.

Jurjus, R. A., Brown, K., Goldman, E. F., Galoosian, A., Butera, G., & Krapf, J. M. (2016). Curricular response to increase recall and transfer of anatomical knowledge into the Obstetrics/Gynecology clerkship. Anatomical Sciences Education, 9(4), 337-343.

Goldman, E. F., Scott, A. R., & Follman, J. M. (2015). Organizational practices to develop strategic thinking. Journal of Strategy and Management, 8(2), 155-175. Winner: Outstanding Paper Award-Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence.

Jackson, A. M., Deye, K. P., Halley, T., Hinds, T., Rosenthal, E., Shalaby-Rana, E., & Goldman, E. F. (2015). Curiosity and critical thinking: Identifying child abuse before it’s too late. Clinical Pediatrics, 54(1), 54-61.

Goldman, E. F., Wesner, M, Plack, M. M., Manikoth, N., & Haywood, Y. (2014). Secondhand learning from graduates of leadership development programs. Journal of Workplace Learning, 26(8), 511-528.

Goldman, E. F., Hamburger, E. K., & Ottolini, M. C. (2014). Building educational scholarship: A roadmap for success. Journal of Faculty Development, 28(3), 47-53.

Jurjus, R. A., Lee, J., Ahle, S., Brown, K. M., Butera, G, Goldman, E. F., & Krapf, J. (2014). Anatomical knowledge retention in third year medical students prior to Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN) and Surgery rotations. Anatomical Sciences Education, 7:461-468.

Plack, M. M., Goldman, E. F., Wesner, M., Manikoth, N., & Haywood, Y. (2014). How learning transfers: The impact of graduates of a faculty education fellowship on their organization. Academic Medicine, 90(3): 373-378.

Bahner, D. P., Goldman, E., Royall, N. A., Way, D., & Liu, Y. T. (2014). Sonographic National status report on ultrasound in medical education: State of undergraduate ultrasound education. Academic Medicine, 89(12), 1681-1686.

Goldman, E. F., Plack, M. M., & Scott, A. R. (2014). Encouraging & assessing student reflection. In Proceedings of the Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching and Learning.

Kind, T., Goldman, E., Fratantoni, K. Wiedermann, B. L., Agrawal, D., & Coddington, D. (2014). Learning to deliver care in a medical home: A qualitative analysis of residents' reflections on practice. Clinical Pediatrics, 53 (7), 658-665.

Goldman, E. F., Wesner, M., & Karnchanomai, O. (2013). Reciprocal peer coaching: A critical contributor to implementing individual leadership plans. Human Resource Development Quarterly, 24 (1), 63-87.

Goldman, E. F. & Mahler, E. B. (2013). Maximizing impact: Course design for engagement and retention. In Proceedings of the Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching and Learning.

Jurjus, R., Krum, J., & Goldman, E. (2013). Design for learning: Adapting the microscopic anatomy laboratory to adult learners. Anatomical Sciences Education, 6, 177-181.

Goldman, E. F., Swayze, S. S., Swinehart, S. E., & Schroth, W. S. (2012). Effecting curricular change through comprehensive course assessment: Using structure and process to change outcomes. Academic Medicine, 87 (3), 300-307.

Goldman, E., Shah, K., Greenberg, L., & Cogen, F. (2012). A pediatric resident diabetes curriculum targeting different learning styles. Diabetes Spectrum, 25, 45-48.

Goldman, E. F., Wesner, M., Karnchanomai, O., & Haywood, Y. (2012). Implementing the leadership development plans of faculty education fellows: A structured approach. Academic Medicine, 87 (9), 1177-1184.

Goldman, E. F. (2012). Strategic thinking: Requirements, development, and assessment. In H. M.K. Wolters, A. Grome & R. Hinds (Eds.), Enhancing the Army’s Strategic Thinking Capability: Insights to Assess, Develop, and Retain Strategic Thinkers, ARI Research Report (pp. 33-56). Arlington, VA: U. S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences.

Goldman, E., & Swayze, S. (2012). In-depth interviewing with healthcare corporate elites: Strategies for entry and engagement. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 11 (3), 230-243.

Goldman, E. F., & Schroth, W. S. (2012). Deconstructing integration: A framework for the rational application of integration as a guiding curricular strategy. Academic Medicine, 87 (6), 729-734.

Goldman, E. F. (2012). Leadership practices that encourage strategic thinking. Journal of Strategy and Management, 5 (1), 25-40. Winner: Outstanding Paper Award-Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence

Goldman, E. F., Plack, M. M., Roche, C. N., Smith, J. P., & Turley, C. L. (2011). Learning clinical versus leadership competencies in the Emergency Department: Strategies, challenges and supports of Emergency Medicine residents. Journal of Graduate Medical Education, 3, 320-325.

Katz, J. D., Hashefi, M., Hasan, M., Reines, H. D., McIntosh, S., Abate, L., Halvaksz, J. & Goldman, E. (2011). Introducing the testimonial-commentator format to the musculoskeletal curriculum of medical students. Medical Science Educator, 21, 229-235.

Chretien, K., Goldman, E., Kind, T., & Beckman, L. (2010). It's your own risk: Medical students' perspectives on online professionalism. Academic Medicine, 85, S68-71.

Goldman, E., & Casey, A. (2010). Building a culture that encourages strategic thinking. Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies, 17, 119-128.

Chretien, K., Goldman, E., Craven, K., & Faselis, C. (2010). A qualitative study of the meaning of physical examination teaching for patients. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 25, 786-791. Selected by SGIM as one of the most important papers published in 2010.

Casey, A., & Goldman, E. (2010). Enhancing the ability to think strategically: A learning model. Journal of Management Learning, 41, 167-185.

Cowan, C., Goldman, E., & Hook, M. (2010). Flexible and inexpensive: Improving learning transfer and program evaluation through participant action plans. Performance Improvement Journal, 49 (5), 18-25.

Goldman, E., Cahill, T., & Filho, R. (2009). Experiences that develop the ability to think strategically. Journal of Healthcare Management, 54, 403-417.

Goldman, E., Plack, M., Roche, C., Smith, J., & Turley, C. (2009). Learning in a chaotic environment. Journal of Workplace Learning, 21, 555-574. Winner: Highly Commended Award-Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence.

Goldman, E. (2008). Integrating work experiences into teaching. Journal of Strategy and Management, 1, 93-110.

Chretien, K., Goldman, E., & Faselis, C. (2008). The reflective writing class blog: Using technology to promote reflection and professional development. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 23, 2066-2070.

Goldman, E. (2008). The power of work experiences: Characteristics critical to developing expertise in strategic thinking. Human Resource Development Quarterly, 19, 217-239. Winner: Richard A. Swanson Research Excellence Award. Strategic thinking at the top. Business Briefings, October 2007.

Goldman, E. (2007). Strategic thinking at the top. MIT Sloan Management Review, 48(4), 75-81.

Goldman, E., & Dubow, M. (2007, May/June). Developing and leading successful growth strategies. Healthcare Executive, 8-13.

Goldman, E. F. (2006). Strategic thinking at the top: What matters to developing expertise. In K. M. Weaver (Ed.), Proceedings of the Sixty-fifth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (CD), ISSN 1543-8643.

Goldman, E. (2002). Results-oriented strategic planning. Chicago, IL: American Hospital Association.

Goldman, E., & Dubow, M. (1997). 20/20 foresight: 21st century healthcare delivery systems. Washington, DC: Ernst & Young LLP.

Goldman, E., & Nolan, K. (1994). Strategic planning in healthcare: A guide for board members. Chicago, IL: American Hospital Association Publishing

Presentations

Goldman, E. & Blanchard. T. (2018, June). Curriculum redesign to incorporate active learning. Workshop at the Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching and Learning, Bethesda, MD

Blumberg, P. & Goldman, E. (2018, June). A problem-solving session for faculty developers. Workshop at the Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching and Learning, Bethesda, MD

Goldman, E.F. & Blumberg, P. (2017, October). Increasing your impact by enhancing your boundary spanning. Workshop at the Professional and Organizational Development Network Conference, Montreal, CAN).

Goldman, E.F., Schlumpf, K. S. & Scott, A.R. (2017, August). Combining practice and theory to assess strategic thinking. Paper presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.

Goldman, E., & Blumberg, P. (2017, June). Is leading faculty development for ME? Workshop at the Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching and Learning, Bethesda, MD.

Goldman, E. (2016, June). Using complexity science to engage faculty in accelerated curriculum revision. Workshop at the Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching and Learning, Bethesda, MD.

Goldman, E., & Mintz, M. (2015, November). Using principles from complexity science to facilitate accelerated curriculum revision. Innovation abstract presentation at the Association of American Medical Colleges Medical Education Meeting, Baltimore, MD.

Goldman, E. F., & Scott, A.S. (2015, August). Organizational practices to develop strategic thinking. Paper presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Vancouver, CAN.

Goldman, E., & Ruckert, E. (2015, May). Using scaffolding to encourage self-directed learning in your course. Workshop at the Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching and Learning, Bethesda, MD.

Goldman, E., & Chandran, L. (2015, April). Flipping the classroom without flipping out the faculty. Workshop at the Northeast Group on Educational Affairs (of the Association of American Medical Colleges) Annual Retreat, Worchester, MA.