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Christopher Goode

Lecturer, Principal Senior    Principal    

Ph.D., University of Washington, 1999


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As a lecturer in the Department of Psychology, my primary interest is in teaching. As the Director of Undergraduate Studies, I am responsible for the over 1,400 majors in Psychology at GSU, and I chair the Undergraduate Program Committee. Advising in Psychology is handled by a fantastic team of advisors: Tenagne Mulugeta, and her graduate assistants Louis Chow and Effie Mougianis.

My teaching strengths are in the areas of neuroscience, statistics and experimental design. I specialize in developing and evaluating new technologies for use in the classroom and beyond. I currently use several online tools in my courses, including GSU’s uLearn system, vClass teleconferencing, the new GSU iTunesU site and i>Clicker and CPS classroom response systems. I supervise graduate students who are instructors of record for courses in our department, and I lead our graduate teaching seminar.

Research and Summer Programs

My research interests are currently in the area of teaching. I am particularly interested in the effects of early research experience on science students’ success in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers.

As an affiliate of the Neuroscience Institute, I work with the summer undergraduate research program, Behavioral Research Advancements in Neuroscience (BRAIN). I am also the GSU director of our new extension of the BRAIN program into the academic year. This program is for members of groups underrepresented in STEM fields and is called Neuroscience, Education and Training (NET/Work).

I am also co-director of the high school summer research program, the Institute on Neuroscience (ION), and of a summer program for undergraduate students interested in Behavioral Neuroendocrinology called the Summer School for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology (SSBNE).

Please click on the links to the right for more information about these wonderful summer programs.


Pecore, J.L., Demetrikopoulos, M.K., Carruth, L.L.., Dehaan, R.L., Britner, S.L., Fakenberg, K.L., Gagne, P.E., Williams, B.A., Oliver, T.R., Goode, C.T., Poh, R., Weaver, E., Frantz, K.J. (2010). Varied summer research experiences for undergraduate students evaluated with a mixed-methods (quantitative and qualitative) approach. Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA.

Britner, S. L., Gagne, P. E., Demetrikopoulos, M. K., Falkenberg, K. L., Pecore, J. L., Williams, B. A., Carruth, L. L., Goode, C. T., DeHaan, R. L., & Frantz, K. J. (2010). Effects of a collaborative learning model vs. a traditional apprenticeship model on undergraduate student self-efficacy and achievement during a summer research experience. Presented at the meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Philadelphia, PA

Demetrikopoulos, M.K., Pecore, J.L., Britner, S.L., Carruth, L.L., DeHaan, R.L., Falkenberg,K.L., Gagne,P.E., Goode,C.T., Williams,B.A., & Frantz K.J. (2009). Comparing Collaborative Research and Apprenticeship Models in Designing Undergraduate Summer Programs. Third Annual Conference on Understanding Interventions that Broaden Participation in Research Careers, Bethesda, MD.

Leung, C.H., Goode, C.T., Young, L.J. and Maney, D.L. (2009). Distribution of vasotocin-like binding in two species of songbird. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 513, 197-208.

Maney, D. L., Goode, C. T., Lange, H. S., Sanford, S. E., and Solomon, B. L. (2008). Estradiol modulates neural responses to song in a seasonal songbird. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 511, 173-186.

Maney, D. L., Davis, A. K., Goode, C. T., Reid, A., and Showalter, C. (2008). Carotenoid-based plumage coloration predicts leukocyte parameters during the breeding season in   northern cardinals. (Cardinalis cardinalis).  Ethology 114, 369-380.

Maney, D. L., Goode, C. T., and Ball, G. F. (2007). Transduction of a non-photic cue: From the auditory system to an endocrine response? Journal of Ornithology, 148, S527-538.

Maney, D.L., Goode, C.T., Lake, J.I., Lange, H.L., and O’Brien, S.  (2007). Rapid neuroendocrine responses to auditory courtship signals.  Endocrinology 148, 5614-5623.

LeBlanc, M. M., Goode, C. T., MacDougall-Shackleton, E. A., and Maney,  D. L. (2007). Estradiol modulates brainstem catecholaminergic cell groups and projections to the auditory forebrain in a female songbird.  Brain Research 1171, 93-103.

Maney, D.L., Cho, E. and Goode, C.T. (2006).  Estrogen dependent selectivity of genomic responses to birdsong.  European Journal of  Neuroscience 23: 1523-1529.

Maney, D. L., Erwin, K. L., and Goode, C. T. (2005).  Neuroendocrine correlates of behavioral polymorphism in white-throated sparrows.  Hormones & Behavior 48:  196-206.