ASHA Professional Development Committee Chairs Profile

James Farmer

NM Department of Health, Director, Office of School and Adolescent Health

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Area of Expertise/WSCC Component: Systems of Care, Community Engagement

Over the last fifteen years, I have served the adolescents of New Mexico through my work in the Office of School and Adolescent Health, providing guidance and direction for the day-to-day operations of OSAH including the clinical guidance for our school nurses, school counselors and school social workers; building youth resiliency and health literacy; and preventing adolescent suicide.

Steve Goodwin

University of Delaware, Associate Professor

Pronouns: He/Him

Area of Expertise/WSCC Component: School Health Education

Dr. Steve Goodwin started teaching at the university level in 1984 at Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania. After receiving his Ph.D. in Health Education under Dr. Larry K. Olsen at The Pennsylvania State University in 1991 he came to the University of Delaware in 1993 to work in the teacher health and physical education preparation program. Currently, in his 33rd year of teaching at the university level, he is an associate professor at the University of Delaware. Dr. Goodwin has taught a wide variety of courses including courses in health behavior theory, teaching mental health, methods and materials of health education, wellness, current issues in health education, adapted physical education, the art of happiness, and supervised student teachers. He has served as the vice-president for health education and president for the Delaware Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, VP for health for the Eastern District Association for the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, coordinates the teaching techniques section for the American School Health Association (ASHA) conference since 2006, received an ASHA presidential citation in 2010 from Dr. David Wiley, became an ASHA Fellow in 2011, received the ASHA Distinguished Service Award in 2016, and is currently serving on the conference planning committee for ASHA.