Barbara Goodwin, Associate Professor of English, served as chair of the department from 2002-2012. She was coordinator of the English Education program from its inception in 2001 through 2012. She holds an M.A. in English Education degree from the University of South Florida and a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri. She has taught at Emmanuel since 1996, having previously taught at Southeastern College in Lakeland, FL, and Evangel College, Springfield, MO. She worked in the Sun–Coast Area Teacher Training Program (SCATT) at the University of South Florida where she wrote materials for the program. She was the recipient of the Master Teacher Award from the State of Florida 1984-1987 and was honored by Emmanuel College in 2002 with the Brady Faculty Award and again in 2007 with the Firebaugh Memorial Faculty Award. She is sponsor of Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honor society. Her specialties include composition and adolescent American, and 20th century world literature. She and her husband Mark, an adjunct professor in humanities at Anderson University, live near Franklin Springs and have two sons: Scott, who lives in Lexington, GA, and Tim, who, with his wife Kelly, lives in Athens, GA. They dote on their two granddaughters, Olivia and Emma
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