• Associate 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

Wildlife Biology and Conservation

Committee Assignments & Service

Coordinator of Environmental Studies, H-SC
Secretary/Treasurer for Virginia Natural History Society 
Advisory Committee for Virginia Herpetological Society  
Environmental Studies Minor Steering Committee, H-SC 
Human Research Review Committee, H-SC 
Animal Care and Use Committee, H-SC
Advisor for International Club student organization, H-SC 
Co-organizer for annual H-SC River Cleanups in collaboration with Clean Virginia Waterways
Chair of Lectures & Programs Committee

Publications

**mentored undergraduate students

Goodman RM2013. Ranavirus in squamates. Southeastern Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (SEPARC): Disease, Pathogens and Parasites Task Team, Information Sheet #17.


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

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

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

Campbell-Staton S, Goodman R, Backström N, Edwards S, Losos J, Kolbe J. 2012Out 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.** 2012Survey of ranavirus and the fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in frogs of central Virginia, USA. Herpetological 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 carolinensis.  Journal 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

Recent Grants & Awards

2014 H-SC Student-Faculty Summer Research Program
2014 Thomas F. and Kate Miller Jeffress Memorial Trust (renewal)
2012-2013 Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges & HSC Student-Faculty Summer Research Program
2012 Thomas F. and Kate Miller Jeffress Memorial Trust (grant)
2011 H-SC Faculty Summer Fellowship
2010 H-SC Student-Faculty Summer Research Program
2010 H-SC Honors Council Honors Summer Research Program