People & Expertise



Elizabeth Goodenough, PCCS Affiliated Faculty

Lecturer IV, Arts and Ideas in the Humanities Program, Residential College (RC)-
U-M College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)


Elizabeth Goodenough received an M.A.T. and Ph.D. from Harvard University and has taught at Harvard, Claremont McKenna, Sarah Lawrence College, and the University of Michigan: Residential College (RC); School of Education (SoE); and School of Information (SI). She established the Landscapes of Childhood Series at Wayne State University Press and is widely published in Childhood Studies. With Mark Heberle and Naomi Sokoloff she co-edited Infant Tongues: The Voice of the Child in Literature (1994); and with Mitzi Myers a special issue of The Lion & the Unicorn on Children's Literature and Violence (2000). She helped produce the award-winning PBS documentary, Where Do the Children Play? plus companion volumes: A Study Guide to the Film (2007) and A Place for Play (2008). Other books include Secret Spaces of Childhood (2003) and Under Fire: Childhood in the Shadow of War (2008). She guest-edited two issues of Encounter: Education for Meaning and Social Justice and published "The Healing Arts of Play: Scenes of Self-Determination in Hawthorne’s Biographical Stories" (2010). An assistant editor of Michigan Quarterly Review (MQR), she was elected Fellow of the Society for Values in Higher Education (SVHE), and to serve on the Children's Literature Association's (ChLA) Phoenix Award Committee. Her pedagogy for the RC course, Growing Up Near the Great Lakes—including the project, "Soundscapes of Childhood"—was a finalist for the 2014
U-M Provost's Teaching Innovation Prize.


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Elizabeth Goodenough
photo by Janet Hegman Shier
PCCS faculty affiliate Elizabeth Goodenough