Notable Women in STEM: Kamela Goodwyn

Class of 2023

  • Category: Notable Women in STEM
  • Number of years working in your current industry: 15
  • Undergrad degree/university: Bachelor's Degree, Communications, Missouri State University
  • Graduate degree/university: Doctorate, Educational Leadership and Administration, Cardinal Stritch University

For nearly two decades, Kamela Goodwyn, Ph.D., has worked to widen the talent pipeline for careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

As dean of the STEM Academic and Career Pathway at Milwaukee Area Technical College since 2019, and in her 15 years of higher education leadership experience, Goodwyn has partnered with corporations, community organizations, state technical colleges and local universities to advance STEM initiatives, especially those involving underrepresented student groups.

“Thanks to Dr. Goodwyn’s expertise and experience, more and more students are being encouraged to consider a STEM career,” said Mohammad Dakwar, vice president of learning at MATC. “She aims to have greater representation of women and people of color in these industries. With her visionary and strategic leadership style, Dr. Goodwyn ensures that MATC is doing its part to achieve that goal.”

Goodwyn has created articulation agreements in STEM programs with Wisconsin universities, helped create a mobile STEM classroom, organized an annual STEM Expo and developed K-12 partnerships to build the STEM pipeline. 

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