Diane Goodman, Ed.D.

Diane J. Goodman, Ed.D. has been an educator and consultant on diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice issues for over three decades. She has worked with numerous organizations, community groups, schools and universities to create environments that allow all people to feel valued, be treated fairly, and able to work together productively. Diane has been a professor at several universities and regularly presents at national and international conferences. She is the author of the book Promoting Diversity and Social Justice: Educating People from Privileged Groups (2nd ed.) and co-editor and contributor to Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice (3rd and 4th ed.) as well as other publications.  Diane has been cited in the NY Times, Working Mother Magazine, Associated Press (AP), and the Christian Science Monitor, and has been a consultant to the Museum of Natural History in New York and on the documentary "White People" (2015) created by Jose Antonio Vargas and MTV. Her extensive and varied background enables her to bring a range of skills and perspectives to meet the needs of her clients.

In higher education, Diane has designed and led trainings throughout the campus community. She was the Director of Human Relations Education and the Interim Affirmative Action Officer at the University of Rhode Island. Diane has held faculty positions at State University of New York-New Paltz in the graduate education program in Humanistic/Multicultural Education, and Goddard College in Vermont in Feminist Studies/Social Sciences. She has taught at the Smith College Graduate School of Social Work, Springfield College (MA), the University of Rhode Island, and University of Massachusetts-Amherst in the areas of education, psychology, social work, and women’s studies. Additionally, Diane offers public workshops on “Doing Our Own Work: White People Learning, Healing and Acting for Racial Justice.”

As a regular presenter at national and international conferences, Diane has offered institutes and sessions at NCORE (National Conference on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Higher Education), Teachers College Roundtable on Multicultural Psychology and Education, The White Privilege Conference, The Diversity Challenge, AAC&U (Association of American Colleges and Universities), Association of Contemplative Mind in Higher Education (ACMHE), Creating Change, NAME (National Association for Multicultural Education), ACPA, NASPA, among others. She also gives talks and keynote speeches. Diane earned a B.A. from Tufts University in Psychology and Child Development and an M.Ed. and Ed.D. from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst with a focus on social justice education, group and organizational development, and counseling.

Certificates and Certifications:

  • IDI (Intercultural Development Inventory) Certified Administrator
  • Certified Mindfulness Instructor, MNDFL
  • Embodied Social Justice Certificate, Rev. angel Kyodo Williams and Transformative Change