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Michael Goodman

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Department: Church History

Title: Associate Professor

Office: 270G JSB

Phone number: (801) 422-2706

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Bio: Born and reared in Southern California, Michael Goodman joined the church just before his eighteenth birthday. He served two missions to Bangkok, Thailand—one a year after joining the church and the other from 1997 to 2000 as a mission president. Married to Tiina Anita Goodman from Lahti, Finland, since 1985. They have a son, Mika, and daughter, Kaisa. Michael has a bachelor's degree in journalism with an emphasis in public relations, a master' degree in information technology, and a PhD in marriage, family, and human development. He has worked for the Church Educational System since 1989, the first nine years teaching seminary and institute in Oregon. After returning from serving as a mission president, he taught at BYU while completing a PhD in marriage, family, and human development. After completing his doctorate, he was manager of the Church Educational System’s College Curriculum for three years. Has taught eight different courses in both the Departments of Church History and Doctrine and Ancient Scripture at BYU.

Languages: Thai

Courses Taught: The Eternal Family, Missionary Preparation, Teachings of the Living Prophets, and Doctrine and Covenants in the Department of Church History and Doctrine Department; Book of Mormon, New Testament, Old Testament and Pearl of Great Price in the Department of Ancient Scripture

Areas of Research: Marriage and family, church doctrine, missionary work, and the international church