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). 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

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS about STRATEGIC THINKING

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.

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

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., & 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

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). Fort Belvoir, VA: U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences.

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

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

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

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

Goldman, E.F. (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

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

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS about LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Plack, M.M., Goldman, E.F., Scott, A.R. & Brundage. S.B. (2019) Systems thinking in the healthcare professions: A guide for educators and clinicians [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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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., 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., 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.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS about TEACHING AND LEARNING

Zhao, S., Goldman, E., Banani, T., Kline, K., Brown, K., Lee, J., Jurjus, R.A. (2020). The process of curricular integration and its effects on anatomical knowledge retention. Clinical Anatomy. https://doi.org/10.1002/ca.23632.

Akar-Ghibril, N., Carter, C., Dixon, G., Goldman, E. & Ottolini, M.C. (2020). Virtual coaching and deliberate practice to enhance medical students’ clinical reasoning during oral case presentations. Journal of Maine Medical Center, 2(1): Article 4.

Goldman, E. F. (2019). Heuristic for selection of teaching strategies that fit various learning objectives. In P. Blumberg, Making learning-centered teaching work: Practical strategies for implementation (pp.37-38). Sterling, VA: Stylus.

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.

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.

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

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.

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., & 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.

Presentations

RECENT PRESENTATIONS

Goldman, E. (2020, May). Applying concepts from organizational change to effectively lead curricular initiatives. Recorded virtually delivered workshop at the Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching and Learning, Bethesda, MD.

Goldman, E., Fox, K., Manikoth, N., Jurjus, R. & Lucas, R. Lessons learned from leadership training for faculty. Recorded virtually delivered poster presentation at the Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching and Learning, Bethesda, MD.

Blanchard, T., Goldman, E. & Jurjus, R. (2019, June). Curriculum redesign to incorporate active learning. Workshop at the Annual Meeting of the International Association of Medical Science Educators, Roanoke, VA.

Blanchard, T., Goldman, E. & Jurjus, R. (2019, June). How do we help students integrate content? Workshop at the Annual Meeting of the International Association of Medical Science Educators, Roanoke, VA.

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.R. (2015, August). Organizational practices to develop strategic thinking. Paper presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Vancouver, CAN.

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.