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. She also serves as Assistant Dean for Faculty and Curriculum Development in Medical Education. Her scholarship and practice focus on learning and leadership to enhance individual and organizational performance.

Dr. Goldman has studied 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. 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. Currently, she is developing an assessment tool for strategic thinking.

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, systems thinking in particular.

Dr. Goldman has over 30 years’ experience as a healthcare executive and consultant. She has 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.

Education
Ed.D., The George Washington University
M.B.A., University of Pittsburgh
B.A., Tufts University

Publications

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

Lucas, R., Goldman, E. F., Scott, A. R., & Dander, V. (2017). Leadership development programs at academic health centers: Results of a national survey. Academic Medicine, June published ahead of print.

Goldman, E. F., & Mintz, M. L. (2017). Using concepts from complexity science to accelerate curricular revision. Innovative Higher Education, published online March, 2017.

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.

Presentations

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.