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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Carole Goodmann

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Carol Goodemann served in  the Department of Social Work in 2011-12 as a fixed term faculty member, and in 2012-13 as an adjuct. She earned an MSW from Minnesota State University, Mankato in 2009, focusing her research on immigrant populations and at-risk youth. 

For more than 25 years, Carol has practiced rural social work, primarily in the role of School Social Worker. Her goal is to serve as an advocate for youth and families, ensuring they have an opportunity to thrive and grow. While employed at St. James Public Schools, she developed and implemented the first Bilingual (English/Spanish) Peer Conflict and Mediation Program in Minnesota. 

Her MSW Capstone Project involved designing, finding funding, implementing, and evaluating a Summer Youth Careers Camp created to involve immigrant youth in their rural communities. In 2011, the camp completed its third successful season. She recently presented Integrating Immigrant Youth into Rural Communities at the NASW-MN Chapter’s Annual Conference. Carol’s articles on social work and immigrant issues have been published in NASW’s Section Connections.  She has presented on topics including: anger, grief and escalating violence in children, challenges facing Hispanic students, bilingual conflict resolution and mediation and sexual, racial and religious harassment in schools.