James Goodman is the dean of arts & sciences at Leeward Community College in Pearl City, Hawaiʻi. He has chaired his campus’ developmental education committee and has worked with his faculty to develop several programs including the A.S. in Natural Sciences. He participated in the Interstate Passport in 2012 as chair of the interstate faculty team for written communication and later recruited faculty to serve on the interstate teams for other knowledge and skill areas. Previously, he was an associate professor in art and served as faculty senate chair. Goodman earned his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.