Dr. Jeff Godwin has academic, corporate, and church related work experience. Before coming to St. Vincent College, he taught at Virginia Tech while obtaining his Ph.D. degree. Dr. Godwin taught for 12 years at West Virginia Wesleyan College. During this period he was Chair of the Business and Economics Department for 10 years as well as Director of Wesleyan’s MBA program for two years. In addition to teaching, he has helped a variety of organizations as a Strategic Planning Consultant.
Dr. Godwin’s corporate experience includes employment as a Bond Underwriter. This involved extensive financial analyses and well as evaluating corporate capacities. As Chief Operating Officer for Hospice Care Corporation, Dr. Godwin obtained health care management experience.
Dr. Godwin is an Ordained Elder in The United Methodist Church. He served in a variety of church capacities including Youth Director for Blacksburg United Methodist Church; Director of Spiritual Care at New River Valley Hospice; Minister of Visitation for Dulin United Methodist Church; and five years as Pastor of Masontown United Methodist Church. Presently he is appointed by The United Methodist Church to teach at St. Vincent College.
Dr. Godwin’s research interests are primarily in the areas of Transformational Leadership, Self-leadership, Organizational Culture, and Goal Setting. In addition to conference presentations, his research record includes articles published in the journals: Human Resource Management Review; Journal of Managerial Psychology, The Journal of Management Development, International Journal of Organization Theory and Behavior; and the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science.
Beyond his education, employment, and research activities, Dr. Godwin’s life experiences include: Collegiate Varsity Football and Track; Church Youth Group Leader; Middle School and High School Coaching in Track, Soccer, and Football; Member of the Academy of Management; Induction into his High School’s Athletic Hall of Fame; Rank of Eagle (Boy Scouts of America); and an 18 year member of the Board of Directors for Hospice Care Corporation. Dr. Godwin’s work in Church related boards and agencies in the West Virginia Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church include: the Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry; the Vision and Restructuring Task Force; and a four year member of the Board of Pensions.