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Hunter Phillips Goodman

Executive Director, Fitz Center for Leadership in Community

Staff, Adjunct

College of Arts and Sciences: Fitz Center, Political Science


Email: Hunter Phillips Goodman
Phone: 937-229-4078
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Dr. Hunter Phillips Goodman serves as the Executive Director of the Fitz Center for Leadership in Community at the University of Dayton. She believes strongly in the power of community and neighborhoods to make a positive difference in partnership with local universities.

As a nonprofit executive director, fundraiser, researcher, student advocate, teacher, and higher education professional, Hunter has a passion for strong, vibrant leadership and community based partnership.


  • Ph.D., University of Central Arkansas
  • Master of Education, University of Southern Mississippi
  • Bachelor of Arts, Rhodes College.
  • Alumna of the Bonner Scholars Program and the Presidential Leadership Scholars

Courses Taught

  • Leadership in Building Communities (MPA 526/POL 426)
  • Independent Study (POL 431)

Research Interests

  • Universities’ role to impact change for education, health care, and economic empowerment in partnership with community
  • Nonprofit Leadership
  • Community engaged learning, service learning, and leadership development

Selected Publications and Presentations

Goodman, H.P. (2014). The tie that binds: Leadership and liberal arts institutions' civic engagement commitment in rural communities. Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 18(3), 119-126.

Goodman, H. P. (2012, December). Book review: The power of social innovation. Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership, 202-204.

Goodman, H.P. (2014, February). Empowering and serving through the national student service movement. A webinar presented for the Student Coalition for Action in Literacy Education’s National Literacy Week.

Goodman, H.P. (2013, June). Service and social change: What does leadership have to do with it? A presentation given at the Bonner Foundation Summer Leadership Institute, Earlham, IN.

Pitchford, A.H., & Goodman, H.P. (2013, March). Evaluating the service learning process and product in the undergraduate curriculum: A community perspective. A paper presented at the Gulf South Summit, Louisville, KY.

Atkinson, T.N., Pitchford, A.H., McClellan, R., Alford, W., & Goodman, H.P. (2012, November). Transdisciplinary leadership: Transcending silos, transforming disciplines. A panel discussion presented at the International Leadership Association annual conference, Denver, CO.

Goodman, H.P., & Dunn, J. (2013, February). Transitioning from service learning student to serving your community as a nonprofit employee. A presentation given at the IMPACT National Student Conference, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM.