Dr. Rachel M. Goodman


Dr. Rachel GoodmanAssistant Professor of Biology
Gilmer Hall , 106
(434) 223-6705
rgoodman@hsc.edu

Education

Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2009; M.Sc., University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2004; B.A., Columbia University, 2001

Teaching Interests

Environmental Biology, Water Resources and Environmental Biology, Ecology, Herpetology, Animal Behavior

Committees & Service to the College

Human Research Review Committee
Animal Care and Use Committee
Environmental Studies Minor Steering Committee
Advisor for Circle K International student organization
Advisor for International Club student organization
Involved in various initiatives to bring a recycling program to campus
Athletics Committee
Co-organizer for "Throwout Blowout" end of year donation program
Co-organizer for annual River Cleanups in collaboration with Clean Virginia Waterways

Committees Outside of the College

Diseases, Pathogens & Parasites Task Team of Southeastern Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
Planning Committee for Second International Ranavirus Symposium (2013)
Advisory Committee for Virginia Herpetological Society

Publications 

**mentored undergraduate students

Goodman RM, Echternacht AC, Hall JC, Deng  LD,** Welch JN.** 2013. Influence of geography and climate on patterns of cell size and body size in the lizard Anolis carolinensisIntegrative Zoology.8:184-196.
Table S1 Locations of collection sites

Goodman RM, Miller, DL, Ararso, YT.** 2013. Prevalence of ranavirus in Virginia turtles as detected by tissue sampling versus oral-cloacal swabbingNortheastern Naturalist 20:325-332.

Walguarnery JW, Goodman RM. Echternacht AC. 2012. Thermal biology and temperature selection in juvenile lizards of co-occurring native and introduced Anolis speciesJournal of Herpetology 46:620-624.

Campbell-Staton S, Goodman R, Backström N, Edwards S, Losos J, Kolbe J. 2012. Out of Florida: mtDNA reveals Pleistocene migration and post-glacial range expansion of the Green Anole lizard (Anolis carolinensis). Ecology & Evolution 2: 2274-2284.

Goodman RM, Ararso, YT.** 2012. Survey of ranavirus and the fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in frogs of central Virginia, USAHerpetological Review 43:150-159.

Goodman RM, Heah TP**. 2010. Temperature-induced plasticity at cellular and organismal levels in the lizard Anolis carolinensis. Integrative Zoology 5: 208-217.
http://people.hsc.edu/faculty-staff/rgoodman/2010_Goodman_Heah_Int_Zool.pdf

Goodman RM. 2010. Evidence of divergent growth rates among populations of the lizard Anolis carolinensis based on experimental manipulations of egg size. Population Ecology. 52(1):113-122.
http://people.hsc.edu/faculty-staff/rgoodman/2010%20Goodman%20Pop%20Ecol.pdf

Goodman RM, Knapp CR, Bradley KA, Gerber GP, Alberts AC. 2009. Review of radio transmitter attachment methods for West Indian rock iguanas (genus Cyclura). Applied Herpetology 6:151-170.
http://people.hsc.edu/faculty-staff/rgoodman/2009%20Goodman%20etal%20App%20Herp.pdf

Goodman RM. 2008. Latent effects of egg incubation temperature on growth in the lizard Anolis carolinensisJournal of Experimental Zoology 309A:1-9.
http://people.hsc.edu/faculty-staff/rgoodman/2008%20Goodman%20JEZ.pdf

Goodman RM. 2008. Celebrate Darwin Day: an event for education and outreach in evolutionary biology. Evolution: Education & Outreach 1(3):306-311.
http://people.hsc.edu/faculty-staff/rgoodman/2008%20Goodman%20EEO.pdf

Goodman RM. 2008.  Students contribute to a global community through improvement of Wikipedia. The American Biology Teacher 70(3):138.
http://people.hsc.edu/faculty-staff/rgoodman/2008%20Goodman%20Amer%20Biol%20Teacher.pdf

Goodman RM. 2007.  Activity patterns and foraging behavior of the endangered Grand Cayman blue iguana, Cyclura lewisi. Caribbean Journal of Science 43(1):73-86.
http://people.hsc.edu/faculty-staff/rgoodman/2007%20Goodman%20Cyclura%20lewisi%20CJS.pdf

Goodman RM, Walguarnery JW. 2007. Incubation temperature modifies neonatal thermoregulation in the lizard Anolis carolinensis. Journal of Experimental Zoology 307A(8):439-448.
http://people.hsc.edu/faculty-staff/rgoodman/2007%20Goodman%20JWW%20JEZ.pdf

Goodman RM. 2006. Effects of tail loss on growth and sprint speed of juvenile lizards, Eumeces fasciatus (Scincidae). Journal of Herpetology 40(1):99-102.
http://people.hsc.edu/faculty-staff/rgoodman/2006%20Goodman%20JHerp.pdf

Goodman RM, Burton FJ, Echternacht AC. 2005. Habitat use in the endangered iguana, Cyclura lewisi, in an unnatural setting. Animal Conservation 8(4):397-405.
http://people.hsc.edu/faculty-staff/rgoodman/2005%20Goodman%20FJB%20ACE%20Anim%20Cons.pdf

Goodman RM, Echternacht AC, Burton FJ. 2005. Spatial ecology of the endangered iguana Cyclura lewisi in a disturbed setting on Grand Cayman. Journal of Herpetology 39(3):402-408.
http://people.hsc.edu/faculty-staff/rgoodman/2005%20Goodman%20ACE%20FJB%20JHerp.pdf

Goodman RM, 2005. Attachment of radio transmitters in a rock iguana, Cyclura lewisi. Herpetological Review 36(2):150-152.
http://people.hsc.edu/faculty-staff/rgoodman/2005%20Goodman%20Herp%20Rev.pdf

Goodman RM, Burton FJ. 2005. Cyclura lewisi (Grand Cayman Blue Iguana): Hatchlings. Herpetological Review 36(2):176.
http://people.hsc.edu/faculty-staff/rgoodman/2005%20Goodman%20Herp%20Rev%20Hatchlings.pdf

Gompper ME, Goodman RM, Kays RW, Ray JC, Fiorello CV, Wade SE. 2003. A survey of the parasites of coyotes, Canis latrans, in New York based on fecal analysis. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 39(3):712-717.
http://people.hsc.edu/faculty-staff/rgoodman/2003%20Gompper%20RMG%20et%20al%20JWD.pdf

Manuscripts Currently in Review  

** mentored undergraduate student

Goodman RM, Luck, EA.** What roles do climate and geography play in explaining variation in sexual size dimorphism of a lizard?

Recent Honors & Awards

2013 Mentor, Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges & HSC Student-Faculty Summer Research Program
2012 Mentor, Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges & HSC Student-Faculty Summer Research Program
2012 Jeffress Memorial Trust grant
2011 Hampden-Sydney Faculty Summer Fellowship
2010 Mentor, Hampden-Sydney Student-Faculty Summer Research Program
2010 Mentor, Hampden-Sydney Honors Council Honors Summer Research
2008 UTK Yates Dissertation Fellowship
2008 UTK Science Alliance Award for Outstanding Scholarly Achievement, Division of Biology
2007, 2008 UTK Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Graduate Student Merit Award
2007 American Museum of Natural History, Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Fund
2007 Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists Gaige Fund Award