S4HE Associate - Ellen Goldey, Ph.D.


Ellen Goldey is Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the College at Centre College (KY), where she continues her long-standing commitments to championing the liberal arts and sciences, collaborative and transparent leadership, and building a diverse and inclusive community. From 2016 – 2019 she served as Dean of the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College at Florida Atlantic University, and she spent the prior twenty (20) years at Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC, where she served as biology department chair and held the William R. Kenan Jr. professorship.  The recipient of college and national teaching awards, Goldey served as Leadership Fellow in two national undergraduate science education reform initiatives, PULSE (Partnership for Undergraduate Life Sciences Education) and SENCER (Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities Leadership) and as a member of the national cadre of Wabash Teagle Assessment Scholars. With funding from NSF and private foundations, she has led projects to create interdisciplinary learning communities, reform undergraduate STEM education, make positive use of assessment evidence, and promote cultural pluralism. Prior to Wofford, Dr. Goldey was a developmental neurotoxicologist at the US Environmental Protection Agency in Research Triangle Park, NC.  She earned her BS degree from the University of the South (TN) and her MS and PhD degrees from Miami University (OH).