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Jeff  Goodwin

Name :

Jeff Goodwin

Title :

State 4-H Coordinator

Unit :

Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

Address :

c/o 2515 Campus Rd.
                  Honolulu, HI 96822

Room :

Kuykendall Annex 2

Phone :

(808) 956-4106

Fax :

(808) 956-9712

E-mail :

Website :

Specialties :

Hawaii State 4-H Program

Professional Prep/Appointments :


 Ph.D., 1993, Agricultural Education, Texas A&M University, College Station Texas.

M. Ag., 1990, Plant Science, West Texas State University, Canyon, Texas.

B.S., 1982, Animal Science, West Texas State University, Canyon, Texas.

Certificate of Completion, 1979, Ranch Management Program, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas.

 EXPERIENCE: Extension Appointments

 Interim Associate Dean and Associate Director for Cooperative Extension, University of Hawai´i, Mānoa, Honolulu, Hawai´i, 2019-present.

State 4-H Program Coordinator, University of Hawai´i, Mānoa, Honolulu, Hawai´i, 2016-2019.

 State 4-H Director, Colorado State University Extension, Fort Collins, Colorado, 2004-2016.

 4-H Youth Development Specialist -- Livestock/Horse/Shooting Sports, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho, 1996-2004. Promoted to the rank of full professor with tenure in 2001.

 County Extension Agent -- Natural Resources, Dallas County, Dallas, Texas, 1993-96.

 Extension Associate, Community Development Project Group, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, 1990-93.

 County Extension Agent—4-H/Agriculture, Hartley County, Channing, Texas, 1987-90.

 County Extension Agent—4-H/Agriculture, Gray County, Pampa, Texas, 1983-87.

Refereed Publications  

White, D. J., Goodwin, J., Pokorney, N., & Bourdeau, V. (2019). Before They Pull the Trigger: What Staff and Campers Need to Know. Camping Magazine, 92(4), pp - pp. Available on line at:

Goodwin, J., White, D., Sandlin, M. (2019). 4-H Members and Firearms: The Case for 4-H Shooting Sports, Journal of Extension. February 2019, Volume 57, Number 1. 

Goodwin, J., White, D., Lauxman, L. (2018). Tools and Strategies to Document Educational Connection with Diverse Audiences. Journal of Extension, April 2018, Volume 56, Number 2.

Benge, M., Harder, A., Goodwin, J., (2015) Solutions to Burnout and Retention as Perceived by Colorado Extension Agents, Journal of Human Sciences and Extension, 3(1), 1-16. 

Hill, R., Goodwin, J.  (2015) Using IMPLAN to Evaluate the Economic Contribution of 4-H to Colorado and Individual Counties, Journal of Extension, February 2015, Volume 53, number 1.  

Harder, A., Gouldthorpe, J., Goodwin, J., (2015) Exploring Organizational Factors Related to Extension Employee Burnout, Journal of Extension, April 2015, Volume 53, Number 2.  

Harder, A., Gouldthorpe, J., Goodwin, J., (2014) Why Work for Extension? An Examination of Job Satisfaction and Motivation in a Statewide Employee Retention Study, Journal of Extension, June 2014, Volume 52, number 3.  

Astroth, K.A., Goodwin, J.L., Hodnett, F., (2011) Servant Leadership: Guiding Extension Programs in the 21st Century, Journal of Extension, June 2011, Volume 49, Number 3. 

Goodwin, J.L., Carroll, J., Oliver, M. (2007) Helping Schools: Youth Development as a form of Supplemental Education, Journal of Youth Development, Volume 2, Number 1, Summer 2007.  

Goodwin, J.L., Carroll, J., Oliver, M. (2007) Accentuating the Positive: Colorado 4-H Impact Study, Journal of Extension, October 2007, Volume 45, Number 5.  

Goodwin, J.L., (2007) A Path to Resolution Regarding the Show Lamb Tail Docking Controversy,  Journal of Extension, August 2007, Volume 45, Number 4. 

Goodwin, J.L., Ward, A., Lanting, R., Peutz, J., Pike, M. (2005) Idaho 4-H Impact Study, Journal of Extension, August 2005, Volume 43, Number 4.  

Goodwin, J.L., Briers, G.E., & Murphy, T.H.  (2002) Measuring Ethical Cognition Effect of a Videotape Livestock Show Ethics Education Program.  Journal of Extension, December 2002, Volume 40, Number 6. 

Goodwin, J.L., Gibson, G.W., Nash, S., Wilson, J., Murphy. T.H. (2001).  Improving Youth Livestock Programs through Innovative Evaluation Techniques, Journal of Extension Systems, Vol. 17, Issue 2, 2001.  

Goodwin, J.L. (1993). Contrasting Viewpoints about Controversial IssuesJournal of Extension, Fall 1993, Volume 31, Number 3.