Michael A. Goodman is the RSC’s associate publications director. He has worked for the Church Educational System since 1989 and was the manager of CES College Curriculum before joining the Department of Church History and Doctrine in 2007. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism with a public relations, a master’s degree in information technology, and a PhD in marriage, family, and human development. He is a coinvestigator on the Family Foundations of Youth Development longitudinal research project. His research focus is on adolescent and family faith development and mental health outcomes with a special emphasis on suicidality. He has been married to Tiina Anita Goodman from Lahti, Finland, since 1985.
Courses Taught: The Eternal Family, Missionary Preparation, The Living Prophets and Doctrine and Covenants; Book of Mormon, New Testament, Old Testament and Pearl of Great Price
Areas of Research: Marriage and Family / LDS Doctrine / Missionary Work and the International Church / Adolescent Development / Suicidality with a special emphasis on LGBTQ adolescents.
- Committee/Council Chair, National Council on Family Relations (2017 - Present)
- Committee/Council Member, National Council on Family Relations (2017 - Present)
- Officer, National Council on Family Relations (2016 - 2017)