Professor A. Lin Goodwin

Professor A. Lin Goodwin

A. Lin Goodwin is the Professor and Dean, the Faculty of Education, the University of Hong Kong and formerly Evenden Professor of Education, and Vice Dean at Teachers College, Columbia University (TCCU). She is immediate past-Vice President of the American Educational Research Association (AERA)—Division K: Teaching and Teacher Education (2013-2016), and is co-director (and architect) of a joint MA in Educational Leadership and Change between TCCU and the National Institute of Education (NIE) in Singapore. She is the recipient of two multi-million dollar federal grants to support TR@TC, an innovative teaching residency program at Teachers College that she designed and launched in 2009. In 2015, Dr. Goodwin was honored as a Distinguished Researcher by AERA’s Special Interest Group: Research on the Education of Asian and Pacific Americans, and was also named the inaugural Dr. Ruth Wong Professor of Teacher Education, NIE.


Dr. Goodwin’s research focuses on teacher and teacher educator identities and development; multicultural understandings and curriculum enactments; the particular issues facing Asian/Asian American teachers and students in U.S. schools; and on international analyses/comparisons of teacher education practice and policy. Her work appears in top education journals including the Journal of Teacher Education, Urban Education, International Journal of Educational Research, and Teachers College Record; she is the editor of several books. Recent publications include “Who is in the classroom now? Teacher preparation and the education of immigrant children,” in Educational Studies; and “Managing reform in teacher education” (with Kosnik and Beck), in The International Handbook of Teacher Education. Forthcoming is a new book: Empowered educators in Singapore: How high-performing systems shape teaching quality (with E.L. Low and L. Darling-Hammond); and “Educating all children in multicultural, multilingual Singapore: The quest for equity amidst diversity” (with E.L. Low), in The International Handbook of Urban Education.