Meet Dr. Goodrum

By: Jessica Reynolds

I would like to introduce you to Dr. Goodrum. He is the Associate Professor of Criminal Justice. He has been working at Defiance College for nine and a half years. When asked the question why he decided to work at DC, he stated “There were a number of factors that made me decide to work at the College. However, the warm, friendly, and welcoming environment I received when I took a tour is what sealed the deal for me.” His favorite part about working at Defiance College is “watching the students grow and move closer to reaching their goals.” Prior to working at DC, Dr. Goodrum worked as a State Trooper for the Ohio State Highway Patrol for 25 years. Dr. Goodrum earned his Bachelor of Art in Psychology from the University of Toledo, followed by his Master of Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Homeland Security from Tiffin University and then went on to get his PhD in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Public Safety from Capella University.

One movie that Dr. Goodrum could watch over and over again and not get tired of would be Crimson Tide with Gene Hackman. One thing on his bucket list is going back to Alaska and spending more time in the wilderness. Dr. Goodrum likes to listen to hip-hop, country, the blues, and rap music. The best piece of advice that Dr. Goodrum has received is “Trust in God!” Some tips or tricks that he has learned from his career path is “In life there are very few shortcuts. If you want to get ahead, you must do the work. Embrace the grind!” Another interesting fact about him is that his greatest joy in life is being a family man.

Dr. Goodrum’s office can be located in Schauffler 208.

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