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Richard Goode , Ph.D

  • Professor , English Department
  • MacMahon Professor of English
  • College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Richard Goode earned his B.A. in English from Washington & Lee University and his M.A. and PhD in English from the University of Texas at Austin. He joined the Queens faculty in 1978 as a professor of medieval and Renaissance literature.

He has received the Queens Teaching Award, the Grier Professor of the Year Award on two occasions, the Sears Teacher of the Year Award, and in 1994 was selected as North Carolina Professor of the year by the Carnegie Institute for the Advancement of Learning.
Dr. Goode teaches courses in English Literary History to 1660, Chaucer, Shakespeare, and the 17 century.  He also offers courses in film, television, and satire.  In his 36 years at Queens he has served as Humanities Division Chair, English Department Chair, and Director of the University Honors Program. He has been an active participant in the university's international experience program, leading over 25 student study tours to Great Britain, France, Italy, Greece, and Central Europe.


  • B.A.  - English; Washington and Lee University
  • M.A.  - Renaissance English Literature; University of Texas at Austin
  • Ph.D.  - Renaissance Literature; University of Texas at Austin


  • Joseph W. Grier Distinguished Professor Award 1989 Queens College
  • Joseph W. Grier Distinguished Professor Award 2006 Queens University
  • Queens College Teacher of the Year Award 1981 Queens College
  • North Carolina Professor of the Year 1994 The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
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