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Mail Stop: 4243
Office Phone: (979) 845-1756
Other Title: Director, CEHD Writing Initiative (P.O.W.E.R)
Primary Emphasis Area: Health Education
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Short Bio
  • Professor, Dept of Health & Kinesiology, Texas A&M University (2008 - present)
  • Associate Professor, Dept. of Health & Kinesiology, Texas A&M University (2003 - present)
  • Assistant Professor, Dept. of Health & Kinesiology, Texas A&M University (1999 - 2003)
  • Assistant Professor, Division of Education, The University of Texas at San Antonio (1996 - 1999)
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Dept. of Kinesiology and Health Education, The University of Texas at Austin (1994 - 1996)
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Dept. of Kinesiology and Health Education, The University of Texas at Austin (1992 - 1994)

Area(s) of Emphasis
Community Health
Research Interests
Prevention Education
Program Evaluation
Reproductive Health
Sex Education
Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*

1. Goodson, P., Walsh-Buhi, E., Reeves, S., Wilson, K.L. (2017). Abstinence Education. In: R.J.R. Levesque (ed). Encyclopedia of Adolescence. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-32132-5_54-2

2. Bergman, M.W., Goodson, P., Honore-Goltz, H. (2017). Exploring Genetic Numeracy Skills in a Sample of U.S. University Students. Frontiers in Public Health, 5:229. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2017.00229

3. Patterson, M.S., Goodson, P. (2017). Using Social Network Analysis to Better Understand Compulsive Exercise Behavior Among a Sample of Sorority Members. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 14, 360-367.

4. Jacobs, W., Goodson,P., Barry, A.E., McLeroy, K.R., McKyer, E.L., Valente, T.W. (2016). Adolescent Social Networks and Alcohol Use: Variability by Gender and Type. Substance Use and Misuse. Published online December 23, 2016:

5. Goltz, H.H., Bergman, M., Goodson, P. (2016). Explanatory Models of Genetics and Genetic Risk among a Selected Group of Students. Frontiers in Public Health, 4(June): 111. doi:10.3389/fpubh.2016.111

6. Huerta, M., Goodson, P., Beigi, M., Chlup, D. (2016). Graduate students as academic writers: writing anxiety, self-efficacy and emotional intelligence. Higher Education Research & Development, 2016. Published online:

7. Rogers, C.R., Goodson, P., Obidike, O.J. (2016). Measuring factors associated with colorectal cancer screening among young adult African American Men: A Psychometric Study. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. Published online: DOI 10.1007/s10903-016-0523-y

8. Jacobs, W., Goodson, P., Barry, A.E. & McLeroy, K. (2016). The role of gender in adolescents' social networks and alcohol, tobacco, and drug use: A systematic review. Journal of School Health, 86(5), 322-333

9. Rahn, R.N., Pruitt, B., Goodson, P. (2016). Utilization and limitations of the American College Health Assessment instrument: A systematic review. Journal of American College Health, 64 (3), 214-237

10. Jeon, K.C., Goodson, P. (2015). Alcohol and sex: the influence of friendship networks on co-occurring risky health behaviors of US adolescents. International Journal of Adolescence and Youth, DOI: 10.1080/02673843.2015.1110954.

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* Publication was joint-authored with students
Diss Publication was from a dissertation
ROS Publication was from a record of study

College of Education and Human Development Grants and Contracts
No current grants/contracts
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Courses Taught
Former Doctoral Students
Sandra Gayle Suther (Fall, 2003), Ph.D.
Kelly Wilson (Spring, 2004), Ph.D.
Sarah Dunsmore (Fall, 2005), Ph.D.
Eric Buhi (Spring, 2006), Ph.D.
Catherine Rasberry (Spring, 2006), Ph.D.
Carla Cheatham (Fall, 2006), Ph.D.
Lei-Shih Chen (Spring, 2007), Ph.D.
Adam Barry (Summer, 2007), Ph.D.
Heather Honore (Summer, 2008), Ph.D.
Tomeka Michelle Robinson (Fall, 2009), Ph.D.
Jing Zhang (Spring, 2010), Ph.D.
Kristina Garcia (Spring, 2011), Ph.D.
Brittany Rosen (Summer, 2013), Ph.D.
Charles Rogers (Fall, 2013), Ph.D.
Kwon Chan Jeon (Fall, 2014), Ph.D.
Wuraola Jacobs (Spring, 2015), Ph.D.
Megan Stiefel Patterson (Spring, 2016), Ph.D.
Hong Liu (Fall, 2017), Ph.D.
Daniel Valdez, Jr. (Summer, 2018), Ph.D.
Editorial Positions

Editorial Board Member (2009 - 2009). Journal of Sex Research


(2016). Foundation for the advacement of health education.  Ann E. Nolte Writing Award

(2013). 2013 Dean's Roundtable - Outstanding Educator Awar.  Outstanding Educator Award

(2012). PIPER Teaching Award.  Sole Nominee for TAMU, State Level Competition

(2012). Presidential Professor Award.  University Award

(2010). Association of Former Students.  Awarded Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award

(2008). Armstrong Scholar Award.  Department of Health and Kinesiology

(2005). Association of Former Students.  Distinguished Achievement Award for Teaching

(2003). Outstanding Graduate Student.  Sandy Suther is a doctoral student (TAMU)

(2003). Best undergrad poster award.  Emily Davis undergrad research project partner (TAMU)

(2002). Division of Health and Safety Research Award. 

(2002). Montague.  Center for Teaching Excellence

(2000). Outstanding New Faculty.  COE Development Council Award

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