Sarah Goodman (sgoodman1)

Sarah Goodman

Teaching Assistant Professor

Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering and Science

Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science


  • PhD (2020) Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Materials Science and Engineering)
  • BA (2014) Rutgers University (Chemistry)

General Information

Sarah Goodman is a Teaching Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at Stevens. She received her BA in Chemistry from Rutgers University in 2014 and her PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT in 2020. Her PhD work focused on utilizing spectroscopic techniques within the transmission electron microscope to understand the role of defects in the emission spectrum of InGaN/GaN quantum well LEDs. Currently, her interests include designing and teaching practical, inquiry-based materials science curricula for undergraduate and graduate students.

Institutional Service

  • Teaching and Learning Center Faculty Advisory Committee Member
  • CEMS Graduate Studies Committee Member

Honors and Awards

MIT Change-Maker Award - 2019
MIT Graduate Woman of Excellence Award - 2017

Professional Societies

  • ASEE – American Society for Engineering Education Member

Selected Publications

Conference Proceeding

  1. Goodman, S. A.; Baxter, G. (2023). A Scaffolded Approach to Active Learning in the Graduate Classroom. ASEE Peer (vol. 2023 Annual Conference and Exposition, pp. 42495). Washington, DC: American Society for Engineering Education.


MT 601 - Structure and Diffraction
MT 650 - Special Topics in Materials Science
ENGR 344 - Materials Processing
ENGR 311 - Design with Materials