William M. (Terry) Goodwin, a former visiting professor at the University of Miami and Florida International University, has been named senior director of the Center for Public Policy Education, Brookings President Strobe Talbott announced today. Goodwin has served as acting director since October 1, 2003.
“Terry’s combination of academic and corporate experience makes him a natural fit to direct the Center for Public Policy Education,” said Talbott. “Under his guidance we will continue to provide high-quality executive education for the public and private sectors.”
The Center for Public Policy Education designs and presents open-enrollment and custom-designed executive education programs to provide public policy and leadership education to senior executives from government agencies and private industry. The programs focus on informing participants about public policy issues, improving business-government relationships, and increasing understanding between American leaders and those from abroad.
“It is an honor to assume this position at Brookings, which has a distinguished reputation for providing relevant information and realistic approaches to shaping the future,” Goodwin said. “It is gratifying to provide program participants with direct access to experts at the top of their fields who have practiced what they preach.”
Goodwin has more than twenty-five years of experience in education and business management. He earned his Ph.D. and M.S. from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, and a B.A. from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. He began his career in 1976 as the director of the Bureau of Measurement and Research at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida, where he also taught statistics and measurement. From 1981 until 1998, Goodwin served in a variety of management roles with Ryder System, a logistics, supply chain, and transportation management company.
In 1998, he became the director of the Ryder Center for Logistics at Florida International University in Miami (FIU), where he developed curriculum and taught several undergraduate, MBA, and executive courses. In 2002, Goodwin joined the College of Engineering at the University of Miami to develop executive education seminars. He has been the managing director of WinWrite Associates, Inc., an executive education and consulting firm, since 1998.